Thursday, January 15, 2015

Blog Post- Top 10 Museum Shop Items Sold in 2014

This past calendar year, products such as the new Gunston Hall puzzle, our variety of George Mason and Gunston Hall books, seasonal items, and food sales helped The Gunston Hall Museum Shop turn a profit. Below you will find the top 10 sellers out of The Museum Shop’s wide variety of inventory in 2014.

     1)      Postcards = 969
             a)      The shop sells 21 different postcards with images of George and Ann Mason, Gunston Hall, and different views of the mansion rooms.
     2)      Assortment of Bottled Drinks = 672
            a)      A wide variety of glass bottled fountain drinks and icead teas can be found in our fridge at all times.
     3)      Lollipops = 471
             a)      “Be a sucker for history” can be found on this popular seller’s stick.
4)      Assortment of Route 11 Chips = 410
a)      Hungry for an afternoon snack? Route 11 chips can help with that! They are a local Virginia favorite; made all natural with no trans fat, and are wheat and gluten free.
5)      Gunston Hall Guidebook = 294
a)      The Guidebook is a wonderful reminder of ones visit to Gunston Hall.
     6)      Green Doctor Water Bottles = 268
            a)      Stay hydrated with Gunston Hall’s very own water bottles, featuring Frank!
     7)      Typed or Scroll copy of the VDR = 243
             a)      The Museum Shop offers 2 different hand held versions of Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights.
     8)      Rock Candy = 212
             a)      Rock candy is a favorite purchase of school groups and adults looking for something sweet.
9)      Gunston Hall Pencil = 190
a)      Our pencils feature an image of Gunston Hall and are available in red, white, and blue. 
10)  Bayberry Soap Balls = 157
a)      Bayberry soap is the perfect scent for any bathroom, or guest bath. It also makes for a wonderful gift at the holidays.

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