Museum Store Sunday is December 1
November 6, 2019

2019 Museum Store Sunday, Dec. 1
On Sunday, December 1, 2019, for the third consecutive year, more than 1,200 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 15 countries, and four continents will offer inspired shopping inside museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday. The Museum Stores in Columbus, Ohio are thrilled to participate in this signature annual initiative and join museum stores worldwide by offering quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value to consumers, with all purchases supporting their parent institutions.

In Columbus, patrons have many ways to experience Museum Store Sunday. Central-Ohio stores with special offers and opportunities include Columbus Museum of Art Museum Store; Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse, Franklin Park Conservatory; Friends of the Library Store, Columbus Metropolitan Library; Kelton House Museum and Garden Museum Shop; Ohio History Store, Ohio History Connection; Statehouse Museum Shop, Ohio Statehouse; Topiary Park Museum Shop and Wexner Center for the Arts Museum Store.

“We are delighted to participate in Museum Store Sunday and offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience on the first of December,” said Becky Wildman, manager of the Statehouse Museum Shop. “Our Columbus museum stores have unique gifts and creations by local artists. Museum Store Sunday is a day of discounts, samples and special offers. We invite everyone to “Be A Patron,” with every purchase from our museum stores directly supporting the museums of central Ohio.”

The day is coordinated by the Museum Store Association (MSA.) Susan Tudor, President of the MSA Board of Directors and Manager of Visitor Services and Store Buyer for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida, continued, “Consumers around the world can shop and give gifts with purpose from their local museum stores on Museum Store Sunday. Proceeds from these purchases help sustain the museums’ service to the public at the same time. Museum Store Sunday highlights the opportunity for the public to support their local businesses, give back to their community through patronage of their local non-profit museums, find unique holiday gifts, and enjoy an entertaining and educational shopping experience at their favorite museums with family and friends, all at the same time.”

Museum Store Sunday has quickly become the global annual day to Be a Patron – and shop conscientiously and support museum stores and their missions worldwide. While there is only one Museum Store Sunday each year, everyone is encouraged to Be a Patron of museums and museum stores all year round.

Each store features unique offers and discounts during Museum Store Sunday. For more information on events and promotions in Columbus, please visit our websites.

Columbus Museum of Art Museum Store,, Pam Edwards, 614-221-6801,

Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse, Franklin Park Conservatory,, Kathy Steedman, 614-715-8000,

Friends of the Library Store, Columbus Metropolitan Library,, Diane Colony, 614-849-1008,

Kelton House Museum and Garden Museum Shop,, Georgeanne Reuter, 614-464-2022,

Ohio History Store, Ohio History Connection,, Jim Riley, 614-297-2621,

Statehouse Museum Shop, Ohio Statehouse,, Becky Wildman, 614-728-9234,

Topiary Park,, Marcie Matthews, 614-404-3523,

Wexner Center for the Arts Museum Store,, Marlin Hauff, 614-629-3109,

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About the Museum Store Association (MSA)
The Museum Store Association is a 501(c)3 international organization with the mission of advancing the non-profit retail industry, its museum stores, and the success of the professionals engaged in it. MSA offers educational information and programs throughout the year culminating in an annual conference and trade show highlighting the best in the industry. By advocating for and encouraging high standards of curated products, knowledge, and professionalism, MSA helps museum stores and their non-profit retail professionals better serve their institutions and the public. For more information visit
Museum Store Association, Inc.
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 USA
Tel: 202-367-1106, FAX: 202-367-2104


For More Information in Columbus Please Contact:
Becky Wildman,, 614-728-9234

For More Information on the international shopping day, Museum Store Sunday, Contact:
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Marisa Jones Issa,, Tel. 323-452-3310, Mobile 323-989-2925
Erinn Cortez,, Tel. 323-452-3310, Mobile 323-813-5211