The transformation of the Fenton Gift Shop continues this month as we work to upgrade. We are now using Shopify for our gift shop processing and inventory, which will soon prepare us to launch an online store.
For the month of September, we have a sale on back issues of Western New York Heritage magazine. Retail price is $8 or $10 depending on the issue, and we are offering a 20% discount on those back issues. These magazines are rich in details on Western New York history, and we have back issues going back to 2018. We also offer subscriptions to the magazine through our Supporting level membership ($120 per year) and higher, for those who opt-in and wish to receive the magazine four times per year.
We also have new books in the gift shop that have been added over the past couple of months. Two of them cover local aviation history – History of the Jamestown Airport and Dunkirk Airport From Past and Present – both titles by Mike Johnson. Another book, Coops, Spears and Fish Decoys; The History of Muskellunge Spearing on Chautauqua Lake by Fletcher Ward is also available.
We have also expanded our offering of the Images of America series with Around Sherman, Warren, Warren County, and Erie, Pennsylvania. We also added Buffalo from the Postcard History Series, Disaster on Lake Erie, and Remembering Panama.