Lehigh Valley, PA – On Sunday, November 27, 2022, 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 Museum of Industrial History, the National Canal Museum, and the Sigal Museum 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, there is a wide array of unique gifts in its store, including items made specially for the museum by local crafters.  All merchandise will be 10% off during the event (20% off for members of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor).  For every purchase made at the event, the purchaser will receive a free gift – either a canal-themed print or, for purchases of $25 or more, a copy of the book Stone Coal Way.  Refreshments will also be served.  The National Canal Museum and its store will be open 11:30am to 3:00pm.  Directions and additional information can be found at canals.org

The Sigal Museum Store is overflowing with gift ideas for the holidays!  Items for sale include a selection of clothing, local history books, mugs, old-fashioned toys and stocking stuffers, and limited-edition Easton ornaments. Visit the shop on Museum Store Sunday for a 20% discount. Proceeds benefit the education and preservation efforts of Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society. Visit sigalmuseum.org for more information.

The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA has a diverse selection including books for all ages, handcrafted items, jewelry, apparel, art, and unique items that reflect our rich local and national industrial heritage as well as a wide variety of Bethlehem Steel themed gifts. All purchases made in the museum’s on-site gift shop will receive a 10% discount (20% for NMIH members) during regular operating hours, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit nmih.org for details.

Organized by the nonprofit Museum Store Association, shoppers can look forward to Museum Store Sunday as the global annual day to Be a Patron – 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 up-to-date information on Museum Store Sunday, including a list of global museum store participants and online museum stores, visit www.museumstoresunday.org and: