Here at the Museum Store, we are enjoying the quiet time that always follows the busy holidays. We hope that you are, too! This is the perfect time for reading and catching up on correspondence with friends and family. In Store, we now offer several styles of feather ballpoint pens, beautiful writing sets, and notecards. These unique items can help you send lovely letters or gifts to special friends. They also make memorable Valentine gifts for your loved ones. Stop by and take a look at our stationery items!
Our featured book for February is Diary of an American Boy by Eric Sloane. This book provides a glimpse into the everyday rural life of a young Early American boy. For his fifteenth birthday in 1805, young Noah Blake’s parents give him a little leather-bound diary in which he records the various activities on his father’s farm. This reprint of an actual early nineteenth-century book provides today’s readers with a delightful rarity-a view of bygone days through the eyes of a young person. Eric Sloane expands the daily notebook entries with explanatory narrative and 72 of his own remarkable drawings. Pick up your copy today!
The Museum Store features a variety of selections related to President Monroe and his era, including books, toys, educational items, puzzles, craft items, and White House Historical Association ornaments.
Along with a diverse collection of books, prints, toys, and craft items, there are also custom James Monroe Museum products. Our very own children’s book, Let’s Visit James Monroe, is a colorful account of a family’s magical journey through the museum–led by President Monroe himself!. Author/illustrator Julia Livi is the sister of UMW historic preservation professor Andrea Livi Smith. We also proudly offer our second CD of music performed on the Monroes’ Astor pianoforte in the museum’s collection. A Monroe Christmas contains 19 traditional Christmas carols, with liner notes. This, too, is a UMW “family affair,” with museum staff, University music faculty, and students on the production team. Remember, Friends of the James Monroe Museum receive a 20% discount on Store purchases!
Members of the Friends of the James Monroe Museum receive a twenty percent discount on all purchases! We accept Visa and MasterCard. All merchandise is subject to shipping charges and Virginia sales tax. Contact us via our web form or call 540/654-1043 for more information.
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