Be a patron and shop at Lightner’s Museum Store

Historic City News readers are invited to attend when, for the second year in a row,  The Museum Store at the Lightner Museum participates in Museum Store Sunday on November 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This initiative, joined by more than 700 Museum Stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, ten countries, and three continents, will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions and supports funding for ongoing educational programs and exhibitions.

“We are thrilled to be participating in this year’s Museum Store Sunday and to be able to interact with our patrons and the community,” said Janice Phelan, Lightner Museum Store Manager. “This year, we are excited to offer this special shopping experience for our visitors, and to show case broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts.” 

Janice Phelan

During this day, Lightner Museum patrons are invited to enjoy a mimosa bar, hot coffee and donuts, as well as live music, while perusing the museum store. Members will receive 25% off store purchases, and visitors will receive 15% off their store purchases. Museum admission ticket holders can receive 15% off their check at the Café Alcazar. Also, the first twenty-five patrons to show their admission ticket to a museum store clerk will receive a gift.

Ione Saroyan, President of the MSA Board of Directors and Director of Merchandise Operations at The New York Historical Society Museum and Library, continued, “After the success of 2017, we are excited to have a number of great institutions be part of Museum Store Sunday. This initiative gives people a chance to support local businesses, give back to the community through local non-profit museums, support good causes, find unique holiday gifts, and enjoy an entertaining and educational experience at favorite museums, all at the same time.”

About the Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler. Today it is home to one of the best collections of fine and decorative 19th century art in the country. The Museum is open to the public seven days a week and features self-guided tours, tours by reservation for adults and children, and demonstrations of antique mechanical musical instruments.  The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors. For more information on programs and events happening at the Lightner Museum visit

About Museum Store Sunday

In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand, MSA’s Museum Store Sunday aims to be the global annual day to Be a Patron — shop conscientiously and support museum stores and their missions worldwide.  For more information on local activities during Museum Store Sunday at the Lightner Museum please and follow us on social media @LightnerMuseum and #museumstoresunday.Museum Store Sunday is free to the public with an entrance from the Café Alcazar off Cordova Street.

About the Museum Store Association

The Museum Store Association is a 501(c)3 international organization with the mission of advancing the non-profit 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 non-profit retail professionals better serve their institutions and the public. For more information visit and follow Museum Store Sunday on Instagram and Facebook for more details.

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