The Museum Shop at Historic Fort Steuben has a fine selection of books for Black History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March). A new addition covers both months: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly - the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race. The author, an exceptional African-American woman herself, grew up in Hampton, Virginia where she knew many of the women in the book. Not only does the book celebrate the tenacity and talents of these women, it reminds us of the sad legacy of segregation and Jim Crow laws that still affects our country today.
The shop also carries Masterpieces Jigsaw Puzzles, a fun way to spend a cloudy weekend. All our wooden toys are produced by artisans in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Jim Selinger of JPS Woodcraft actually cuts the trees from his own woodlot and transforms them into cars, planes, ping-pong ball weapons, puzzles and games. the Museum Shop is your resource for Fort Steuben and Steubenville souvenirs, post cards, mugs and gift items. All profits go to support the structures and programs at Historic Fort Steuben.