Introducing the New Ohio History Store
“We opened our new ‘Welcome Lobby’ and wanted the store to reflect our exciting new changes as well. We’ve solicited comments and suggestions from our patrons, and used their feedback to help improve the quality of the products we offer,” said Jim Riley, Business Ventures Manager for the Ohio Historical Society.
In addition to items that reflect Ohio’s vast history that the store has been known for in the past, the expanding inventory now includes new products such as Ohio wines, candles, honey, jelly, hand-screened scarves, and other goods produced by Ohio artisans. The new Ohio History Store has also added new books and continues to add work produced by Ohio authors that reflect the history, challenges, and diversity of the state.
“We are working to have the store become a destination—a place to find a unique Ohio gift for Mothers Day, birthdays or special events. This is a huge step toward that goal. You are welcome to shop in the store even if your plans don’t include touring the museum that day. No admission is charged to shop. We want to make sure it was absolutely inviting, even for someone who just wants to run in and grab a quick gift like the ‘Family Archival Kit’ or some fudge or Buckeye Crunch,” said Jane M. Mason, director of marketing and communications. “We are constantly looking for avenues to successfully serve the people of Ohio and spark an interest in history. If, as you share a bottle of an Ohio wine that you purchased at the Ohio History Store, it helps spark a conversation about the history of Ohio, it is a win/win."