Thursday, April 19, 2012

Museum Village and Magnificent Magnets

This week I’d like to feature another Orange County, New York favorite of mine. 

Museum Village in Monroe, NY is a place I have visited since I was a very little girl.  School trips, camp trips, Brownie and Girl Scout trips are all part of the happy memories I have of Museum Village.  It is the place where I first discovered my life-long love of rock candy that I bought in the gift shop!  Moving forward a generation, it is a place where my daughter and I spent some happy times on several occasions.   
At Museum Village, visitors can shop in a 130-year-old general store, see a real Mastodon skeleton, dip a candle, step inside a 200-year-old log cabin, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and watch a broom or coverlet being made.
Museum Village still pursues its founder's vision of educating generations of Americans about the work and life of their ancestors.  Through educational programs, hands-on-exhibits and special events, Museum Village is dedicated to exploring and interpreting 19th century rural life, as well as inspiring an appreciation for the evolution of industry and technology in America.  It’s a local gem that is fun to visit.
These are the magnet  designs that we have painted from photos they provided us that we will be featuring for sale in their museum gift shop.  Magnets make a great little memento of a visit to a museum or historic site.

Do any of you have memories of Museum Village that
you would like to share?  We'd love to hear about them!
Above is Museum Village's logo that
they provided for us to make magnets.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Magnificent Magnet blog, the first day!

Today is the first day of my blog!

I hope to use this blog for a gallery of the magnets we are creating for the gift shops, museums, historic sites and wineries that we sell to around the country, as well as new items we are posting daily to our retail shop on Etsy

I also want to use our blog to promote our different customers who have locations that are interesting  to visit and organizations we belong to that we feel are notable.

One of the organizations we recently joined is the Museum Store Association where we feature our magnets for museums and historic sites.  If you are a museum or historic site, this group is well worth joining as the members are a teriffic networking group and it is a very interactive site.

Another group we are associated with is Orange County Tourism in New York State's scenic and historic Hudson Valley.  I just came back from a meeting last week where Scott Levy of First Brain Media spoke on Social Networking.  The OC Tourism group meets, exchanges brochures and networks on great things to do in Orange County.  We gained a new customer from this meeting, Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis, NY and are making custom Gillinder Glass logo magnets for them.

This company is one of the oldest glass making companies in the United States!  They give interesting tours, have a glass store on premises, and is a fun thing to do in Orange County!

Well, it's a beautiful day and I am going outside now to work in my garden, so I will leave you with a gardening quote for today...           My Heart is in the Garden!  You can see more info on this magnet by clicking the highlighted quote.
Gardening Magnet - My Heart is in the Garden

Have a great day!