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People Inc.'s Museum of disABILITY History Store Now Open

Selected Items Discounted for Holiday Season

Amherst, N.Y., December 3, 2010: People Inc. is pleased to present the newest edition to the Museum of disABILITY History, the Museum Store. The new Museum Store is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Museum of disABILITY History, at 3826 Main Street in Amherst (near the University at Buffalo South Campus).

While it is very quaint, the Museum Store offers merchandise made by individuals of the Day Habilitation programs of People Inc. Individuals have created unique items such as 100 percent silk scarves, cement garden turtles, dried hydrangea wreaths, stained glass butterflies, hand painted wine glasses and pillows. Each item is lovingly hand made and no two items are the same.

Other items for sale include: canvas totes, t-shirts and paperweights with the Museum logo, copper and leather "Jewelry in Braille," and plant-able "bloomin" greeting cards with flower seeds embedded in the paper. Several different books are for sale, including children's books as well as autographed copies of GIMP, by Mark Zupan and Tim Swanson, and Dr. Skinner's Remarkable School by James M. Boles, Ph.D. and Michael Boston, Ph.D.

For the holiday season, the Museum Store is offering two items with the Museum of disABILITY History logo at a 25% discount until December 31, 2010. The first item is a natural kraft spiral bound notebook with a pen included (regular price $7.95). The second item is a scented candle in a frosted glass jar with the Museum of disABILITY History logo in silver (regular price $14.95). The candle is offered in four different scents including balsam-fir, french vanilla, lavender and jasmine.

Community members are encouraged to visit the Museum of disABILITY History to see the latest exhibits and stop by the Museum Store to find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. All profits benefit the Museum of disABILITY History and the Museum's Educational Outreach programs. The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society's reactions. For more information, visit www.museumofdisability.org or call 629.3626.

 

1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231
Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

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