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Be a Patron

We invite you, your family, and your community to “Be A Patron” at your favorite museums and cultural institutions on Sunday, December 1, 2024. Shoppers will not only find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, but through their purchases, will also directly support their favorite museums. When you, the patron, purchase a gift from the museum store, you help to sustain the museum’s service to the public.


Patrons give gifts with purpose, to share the specialty, mission-related products that only Museum Stores offer. These products have been carefully curated to reflect the individual qualities and personalities of each institution. Many items featured are created and supplied by local artisans, designers, manufacturers and other small makers. When you make a purchase from a museum store, you are also supporting local, regional, and national businesses.


While there is only one Museum Store Sunday each year, we encourage you to “Be A Patron” of museum stores throughout the year. You are a patron by simply taking your family to a museum in your home town or visiting outside your region. You are a patron by shopping for all occasion gifts, life events, or other celebrations at a museum store. You are a patron by becoming a member at your favorite museum. You are a patron by attending museum gatherings and special store events. However you choose to Be A Patron, we thank you!


Official Museum Store Sunday hashtags: #beapatron, #iamapatron, #museumstoresunday, #patronofculture, #shopmuseumstores

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