In the last few months, we’ve been trying to find cool new products to stock in our little museum gift shop. T-shirts and key chains will always have their place, but as the demographics visiting our museum change, we need to find new products that appeal to our newer, younger visitors.
(Young folks just don’t seem to have the same passion for golf shirts and brandy snifters, we’ve found.)
Already, we’ve seriously beefed up our toy selection with products from Lego and Playmobil and we’ve got a bunch of new books on the forensic sciences suitable for a wide range of ages. We’ve designed some new t-shirts and we’ve added some fun new items like crime scene tape band-aids and “Bite the Bullet” bullet-shaped mints. Of course, some of our old stand-bys like “Cop Coffee” continue to be exceptionally popular. (Yes, it pairs well with donuts, for the record…)
Today, however, we got the coolest shipment! How about a new coffee mug, a new scarf or a new reusable shopping bag? (Be sure to click on each image for a closer look.)
As we’ve said before, our little museum is self-funded; we make our money through people paying admission, coming on our tours and buying things from our gift shop. Now you’ve got a cool way to support us.