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Holiday Shopping at the Historical Museum


A young girl admires a Christmas tree in Madison, Wisconsin, December 6, 1947
WHI 49097

With another Thanksgiving behind us, and December already underway, the holiday season is officially in full swing. And, if you haven't already wrapped up your holiday shopping, the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square should be on your list of bargain-hunting destinations. Shopping at the museum store lets you give the gift of Wisconsin history while supporting the museum. This holiday sale features gifts from our Real Wisconsin line and a great selection of Wisconsin books for young and old readers alike. There's sure to be something for everyone on your shopping list. And remember, Society members receive a 10-percent discount.

Annual Holiday Sale

Mark your calendars now for December 12 through December 15, when the museum will hold its Annual Holiday Sale. Each day of the sale will offer unique shopping opportunities:

  • December 12 — BOGO half-off storewide
  • December 13 — 20 percent off all Real Wisconsin products
  • December 14 — 20 percent off all Native American-related products
  • December 15 — Day of giving (for each item donated to the Porchlight Donation Drive, receive a coupon for 10 percent off one item)

'Tis the Season Aluminum Christmas Tree Exhibit

While shopping at the museum, you can get in the holiday spirit by browsing the new temporary aluminum Christmas tree exhibit, 'Tis the Season, recalling a time in the 1960s when a Wisconsin business, The Aluminum Specialty Company, became the largest manufacturer of these trees.

If You Go

If doing some holiday shopping at the Wisconsin Historical Museum sounds like a good idea, visit the museum's visitor information pages for complete details on admission, accessibility, hours, location and directions, parking and bus routes. There is no admission fee only to shop the holiday sale.

:: Posted December 2, 2013

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