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Move Over Black Friday, Pennsylvania Trails of History Sites Participate in Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, the commonwealth’s official history agency, invites the public to shop the state-owned historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History on November 26 and 27, as select museum stores participate in Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday.


Trails of History sites and museums are located across Pennsylvania, so there’s sure to be a participating site offering special sales and discounts nearby.


Saturday, November 26, 2022, is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses – museums and their shops included – and all they do for their communities. 


Small Business Saturday is an annual event that was created to encourage consumers to shop locally in person and online at small businesses. This represents a significant opportunity to increase sales for small businesses during the holiday shopping season.


Pennsylvania Trails of History sites and museums participating in Small Business Saturday are:



If Small Business Saturday weren’t enough, on Sunday, November 27, 2022, many Trails of History museum shops will join more than 1,800 museum stores representing all 50 states and 24 countries for Museum Store Sunday.


Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry, children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Museumgoers can shop knowing they are supporting the missions and programs of each participating museum and cultural institution.


Pennsylvania Trails of History sites and museums participating in Museum Store Sunday are:



The Pennsylvania Trails of History comprises museums and historic sites administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, organized along four theme-based “trails” crossing the commonwealth: Military History, Industrial Heritage, Historic Homes, and Rural Farm & Village. There’s also The State Museum of Pennsylvania for a wide variety of Pennsylvania history under one roof.


The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting PHMC online or following us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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