Smithsonian Museaum Store set to sell only American Made Craft

The Smithsonian Institution has agreed to sell only American-made merchandise at the American History Museum's "Price of Freedom" gift shop by early July. This is great news for America craft artists like Merrie Buchsbaum, a polymer clay artist from West Virginia and for all other American craft artists who sell their work wholesale. Merrie and her patriotic canework are featured on a CBS News segment that aired June 8.

Congressman NickRahall (D-WV) has sponsored legislation tying the sale of American-made souvenirs to future federal funding. Seventy percent of the museum's budget comes from the federal government.

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Comment by 2Roses on June 15, 2011 at 1:09am
Yeah, all it takes is an act of Congress. This is precisely why we are actively trying to organize a political voice for the arts. Thanks goes to Wendy Rossen for taking an active role in pushing this through.
Comment by Aimee A. Domash on June 14, 2011 at 10:45pm
We need more places to support USA made products!!!  Stop selling America short!!!!

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