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Historical village to participate in global annual event

November 15, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will take part in the third annual "Museum Store Sunday" on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the village, sponsored by the Museum Store Association.

Entrance to the store is free, but the museum and village will be closed.

"More than 1,200 stores representing all 50 states are participating," Executive Director Emilie Alfino said. "The event follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and precedes Cyber Monday. We're trying to keep the shopping going during this popular weekend."

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"We have a wide variety of merchandise, from jewelry and hand-crafted pine needle baskets, Calusa reproductions, cookbooks, history books, toys and more," she added. "We are lucky to have two local artisans on hand to demonstrate their crafts. Gisela Damandl will be weaving her pine needle baskets, and museum volunteer and artisan Connie Jump will demonstrate her creative necklaces and wind chimes."

Museum Store Sunday is a global annual event to help museum stores increase community engagement and advocate for nonprofit retail while showcasing the products unique to each store involved.

"It is important to include local artisans because Museum Store Sunday is our global annual day of advocacy celebrating how museum stores are resources for local communities and their visitors," Stuart Hata, co-chair of the national Museum Store Sunday Committee, said.

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The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is at 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.



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