Offering Unique Gifts and Encouraging Local Shopping
On Sunday, November 29, 2020, for the fourth consecutive year, more than 1,400 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 23 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday. The Reston Museum is excited to participate in this signature annual initiative to join museum stores worldwide by offering quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value to customers, with all purchases supporting its parent institution the Reston Historic Trust & Museum.
“For Museum Store Sunday, Reston Museum patrons should browse our website to view our wide variety of gift shop items. When ordering online, use the code ‘Sunday’ to receive 10% off purchases. But, remember this discount is only available on November 29th. Favorites include our Reston sweatshirts and winter hats, but we have many additional gifts that will be perfect for your holiday shopping, including toys and books for all ages,” says Alexandra Campbell, Reston Historic Trust & Museum Executive Director.
Blue Anderson, President of the Museum Store Association Board of Directors and Director of Visitor Services for the Columbia River Maritime Museum, continued, “This year it’s more important than ever to support local cultural institutions—many of which have been closed for months due to COVID-19 restrictions. On Museum Store Sunday, we encourage shoppers to ‘Be a Patron’ at their favorite museum stores to not only find inspiring, creative, and educational gifts for friends and family, but to also lend much needed support to these important venues. Whether online or in person, Museum Store Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for consumers around the world to shop local, support artisans and small suppliers, give back to the community and find unique gifts for loved ones.”
During these uncertain times, shoppers can look forward to Museum Store Sunday as 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.
For more information on events and promotions and to start shopping, please visit restonmuseum.org/shop and follow us on social media @restonmuseum
For up-to-date information on Museum Store Sunday and a list of global museum store participants, visit www.museumstoresunday.org and:
- Follow Museum Store Sunday on Instagram at @museumstoresunday
- Like Museum Store Sunday on Facebook at facebook.com/museumstoresunday
About the Reston Historic Trust & Museum
The Reston Historic Trust & Museum (RHT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Reston’s past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston. RHT preserves a collection of archival material and artifacts related to the history of Reston, many of which are exhibited at the Reston Museum. The Museum is located at Lake Anne Plaza and is open Monday through Saturday free of charge. RHT also conducts educational and public programming, exhibitions, and public events including the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, the Reston Home Tour, and Founder’s Day. Programs of the Reston Historic Trust & Museum are supported in part by Reston Community Center. This year we are proud to announce the receipt of $4,000 in funding provided by Virginia Humanities and the National endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan 2020. For more information, visit www.restonmuseum.org
About the Museum Store Association (MSA)
The Museum Store Association is a 501(c)(3) international organization with the mission of advancing the nonprofit 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 nonprofit retail professionals better serve their institutions and the public. For more information visit www.museumstoreassociation.org