museums&MORE Fall 2010

Artist Spotlight: Grass Roots Creations

Transforming everyday materials into something unexpectedBy Abby Heugel, Managing Editor It all started with a tiny beaded gecko.When Kristen Depante and her mother, Roseann, started Grass Roots Creat... more

Editor’s Letter: A Fresh Coat of Paint

By Abby Heugel, Managing EditorI've recently had my house painted.Upon meeting one of the painters for the first time, him covered in specks of primer and me in my work clothes, the first thing he sai... more

From Good to Great

Know your identity and take your gift shop to the next levelBy Anne Obarski, Special to Museums & MoreI love to shop, and I know I'm not alone. Like me, I also know that many people love to take out-o... more

Have a Magical Day

Walt Disney World's gift shops booming thanks to constant innovationBy Wendy HelfenbaumWhen you go to Walt Disney World, pretty much everything starts with a line and ends with a cash register: You ge... more

Profit Proclamation

Use products from the past to create profits for the futureBy Abby Heugel, Managing Editor The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Store in Springfield, Ill., not only preserves history, i... more

Red, White and Blue — and Green

How selling U.S.-made products sells not just products, but patriotismBy Abby Heugel, Managing Editor Considering that many popular tourist destinations cater to American interests and history - espec... more

Smoky Mountain Sales

Ten stores satisfy visitors' curiosity and interestsBy Abby Heugel, Managing Editor If you want to know anything about Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), the shops are where you should be. W... more

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