Area institutions offer deals, discounts on Museum Store Sunday

Nov. 24—In between Small Business Saturday and Cyber ​​Monday, there’s another opportunity to score some holiday gift deals.

Museum Store Sunday is an annual event in which art, nature, culture, science and history institutions around the globe offer deals and discounts on their merchandise, including many items developed exclusively for those institutions.

A number of Western Pennsylvania museums are among participants in the Nov. 27 event.

One exclusive deal will be the spiced Forbes Road Rum distilled by Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh for Fort Ligonier.

The fort has a special permit to sell spirits for 10 days a year and Museum Store Sunday is one of those days, said Julie Donovan, the fort’s director of marketing and public relations.

The limited-edition rum will be available at $50 per .375ml bottle, or two for $90, while supplies last.

“The label on the bottle is a work of art in itself,” Donovan said. “It reflects the stained glass window above the (fort’s) history education center.”

Ligonier artist Mandy Sirofchuck created the window that portrays Gen. John Forbes, a French and Indian War commander, along with a British flag and an Asclepius staff, a serpent-entwined rod symbolizing a medical doctor, because Forbes was a physician.

Sunday hours at the fort will be 10am-5pm

The Westmoreland History Shop at Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield will offer a 20% discount on all items, excluding those consigned or already reduced. Hours will be 12:30-4:30pm

“As a special treat for the day, we will be having a tasting of our private-label jams and jellies from 2 to 3:30 pm,” said Louise Henry, Westmoreland Historical Society education coordinator. “Throughout the whole day, these private-label jars will be buy one, get the second one 50% off.”

Pittsburgh’s four Carnegie Museums — the museums of art and natural history, along with Carnegie Science Center and The Andy Warhol Museum — will offer 15% off all merchandise both in the museum shops and online on Sunday and Monday. Some exclusions will apply.

The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh’s North Side will offer $25 off transactions of $100 or more.

In addition to finding one-of-a-kind gifts, by shopping museum stores, “you can also know that your dollars are directly supporting the cultural institution’s mission and programs,” said Patricia Sampson, board president of the Museum Store Association.

According to, these area institutions are participating in Museum Store Sunday:

—The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh North Side, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

—Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

—Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

—Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh North Shore, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday,

—Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh North Side, 11 am-5 pm,

—Fort Pitt Museum, Point State Park, 601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

—The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

—Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh Strip District, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

—Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh North Side, 11 am-6 pm,

—Old Economy Village, 270 16th St., Ambridge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

—Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.,

—Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 1 Boucher Lane, Ligonier Township, noon-4:30 pm,

—Westmoreland Historical Society, Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield, 12:30-4:30 p.m.,

—The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 10 am-5 pm,

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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