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Posted on: October 30, 2019



Date: October 30, 2019
Contact: Anjelica Eitel
               Communications & Marketing Coordinator
               410-326-2042 ext. 17


SOLOMONS, MD – October 30, 2019 –
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, 18 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday – an exciting annual event and shopping campaign that encourages consumers and museum visitors to consciously contribute to the future sustainability and success of each museum and cultural institution.

At museum stores around the world, holiday shoppers will find memorable gifts filled with inspiration and educational value. Through their purchases, shoppers also help support small businesses, independent suppliers and artisan makers whose products are featured in museum stores. All proceeds from store purchases directly support the missions and programs of museums.

Founded by the Museum Store Association (MSA), Museum Store Sunday has quickly become the global annual day that invites everyone to Be A Patron – and shop quality gifts that are exclusively found in museum stores and related non-profit retailers. While there is only one Museum Store Sunday each year, everyone is encouraged to Be A Patron of museums and shop museum stores all year round.

Susan Tudor, President of the MSA Board of Directors and Manager of Visitor Services and Store Buyer for the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, FL commented, "When MSA launched Museum Store Sunday in 2017, we knew it was an opportunity to showcase museum stores with their unique mission related products and meaningful experiences, but we didn't realize its reach. Museum Store Sunday is educating consumers around the world about the importance of shopping in museum stores. With participating museums across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia, we're ecstatic to see our local, national, and international museum communities embrace this global day of museum store advocacy."

On December 1, 2019, the Museum Store at the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is offering members 25% off their entire purchase.  Members will even have the opportunity to win a coupon for up to 40% off their purchase, and one lucky member may even get their entire purchase for FREE!  Additionally, non-members are eligible for a special 20% discount all day.

“We are so excited to participate in another year of Museum Store Sunday,” said Maureen Baughman, Director of Retail Operations at CMM.  “Not only do our shoppers enjoy amazing discounts, they’re able to support the museum’s mission while taking care of the majority of their holiday shopping.  The Museum Store really does have something for everyone!”


For more information on events and promotions during Museum Store Sunday at CMM, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About the Calvert Marine Museum
Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. CMM is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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



For more information about the Calvert Marine Museum Store, please contact Maureen Baughman at (410) 326-2750 or 

For more information about Museum Store Sunday, please contact Marisa Jones Issa at (323) 989-2925 or, or Erinn Cortez at (323) 813-5211 or 

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