On Sunday, Nov. 27, more than 1,800 museums representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 24 countries, and five continents will participate in Museum Store Sunday, an annual holiday shopping day supporting cultural institutions and their stores.
In the Lehigh Valley, the National Canal Museum, the Sigal Museum and the National Museum of Industrial History are all participating, with every purchase supporting their missions and programs as well as the artisans and craftspeople who create many of the gifts found in their museum stores.
At the National Canal Museum along the Lehigh Canal in Easton, all merchandise will be 10% off during the event (20% off for members of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor).
The Sigal Museum Store in downtown Easton offers a 20% discount. Proceeds benefit the education and preservation efforts of Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society.
The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem offers a 10% discount (20% for National Museum of Industrial History members).
The initiative is organized by the nonprofit Museum Store Association visit museumstoresunday.org.