Beginning last year, the Grover Museum began introducing new items to Grover Gifts, the museum’s gift shop.
The sale items were added following a gift shop interior redesign.
New objects were added that had been influenced by community members suggestions and requests, and that further highlighted the artifacts found in the museum.
For example, a log cabin building set links to pieces of a cabin built by James Wilson, the first settler in Shelby County, as well as the Thomas Hendricks cabin display. A train conductor set is being sold, as the museum houses a train gallery that reflects Shelbyville’s claim as the first community west of the Allegehny Mountains to have a train.
The shop’s inventory also includes reprints of photographs from the museum’s archives, museum tee shirts, homemade soy candles, skin care products by Bass Farms, print drawings of various Shelby County locations and a teddy bear and Bears of Blue River book set.
Other featured items are the various history books about Shelby County, including Chadwick’s History of Shelby County, The Shelby County Interim Report, Shelby County Riled Up, and the newly-added Shelby County, Indiana, a pictorial history book.
The book, written by Rachael Ackley, the director of the Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Buraeu is 160-pages, and includes historical information and photographs on the various townships, businesses, industries, buildings and bridges in the county
As the items continue to sell, the museum will continue to add merchandise based on the suggestions and interests of the community.