Two Holiday Gift Specials for IMC Members

The International Museum of Cultures is offering two holiday shopping specials for members only.

First, as a member of the International Museum of Cultures, you can purchase a membership of any level for 50% off as a gift to someone. Along with your payment, please furnish the name and address of the recipient and we will send a Christmas card announcing your gift along with their membership card.

Second, the MEMBERS ONLY SALE at the International Expressions Gift Shop is scheduled for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 from 12-4 p.m. This is a once a year, 50% off EVERY item in the museum’s gift shop.

Become a Member of the International Museum of Cultures

If you are not yet a member of the museum, please become a member:International Museum of Cultures Membership

  • Student ($25)
  • Senior Citizen ($30)
  • Individual ($45)
  • Family ($60)
  • Patron ($100) – Individual membership + 3 Guests

All Members receive a 15% giftshop discount and free
admission for a year.



Legacy Society Membership Benefits:

  • Annual Reception
  • Use of Museum facility to host a social, business or church function
  • Exhibit display at location of your choice
  • Complimentary VIP tours for family & friends

Your membership dollars go toward:

  • Maintaining current and future exhibits
  • Contracting multicultural music and dance performances and lectures
  • Maintaining public relations efforts to promote the museum
  • Maintaining current educational programs
  • Helping expand outreach programs for schools, institutions, and special interest groups, and future programs

And, your support of the International Museum of Cultures also helps with the progress of our vision reaching into the future.

Also, Donations can be made online:

Click here to download PDF membership form to learn more.

International Museum of Cultures Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


The International Museum of Cultures (IMC) will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with traveling exhibits.

The first exhibit will open Monday, September 17th at Nissan-USA headquarters, located at DFW Freeport. Special programming will be held at their headquarters throughout the week. The second exhibit will be shown at the Government Center, DeSoto.

Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 each year with art exhibits, concerts, festivals, lectures parties, etc. The contributions, cultures, histories and traditions of individuals from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America are highlighted during the observance at the IMC.

About the National Hispanic Heritage Month

The IMC is dedicated to showing the cultural diversity of countries around the world, especially those indigenous cultures living in remote areas. The 2012 theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “Many Background, Many Stories…One American Spirit” A special online game “Paco’s Passport at PBS KIDS GO!” is available on line. The museum has the PASSPORT game available in the International Expressions Gift Shop.

For further information regarding programming for the month consult the website or visit us on Facebook or call us at (972) 708-7406.

Unique Gift Ideas from the International Museum of Cultures

CHRISTMAS IS DRAWING NEAR Watch our weekly updates for specials in the International Expressions gift shop at the International Museum of Cultures. Christmas inventory is arriving daily.

The international nativity scenes are exquisite. The International Expressions Gift Shop located in the museum offers unique gifts from around the world. We specialize in presenting international items from SERRV to assure a fair and equitable salary has been paid to those who create the items.

We have special coffees from around the world and they make a wonderful addition to any gift basket. Gift cards in any denomination of $5 and up are available.

The Bhutanese Refugee ladies have a tree decorated with handmade ornaments. These are for sale at only $5 each. The total purchase price goes to the individual who created the items. This is a wonderful way to lend your support to those who are beginning a new life in America because of religious persecution in their homeland. We are truly blessed this Thanksgiving season to live in America with the freedom secured by those serving in harms way.

The “Bits of Glass” exhibit will remain in place through December 17th. Many of the pieces are for sale at very reasonable prices.


The week of  Thanksgiving we have Kenyan necklaces made of rolled and recycled paper that are buy one, get the other half off! Some of the necklaces come with matching earrings! They would make great stocking stuffers! Remember that the Museum will be closed November 23-27  for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open Monday, November 28.

Shopping, Sales, and Singing on Saturday 11 December at the IMC!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the museum! On Saturday visit the museum to see the nativities from many cultures as well as shop in our gift shop! We will be open at 10 am for the special Museum Members Only Gift Shop Sale, and from 12 pm to 4 pm for the public, with the Rotary Men’s Chorus providing a Christmas music concert at 2:00.

We have some lovely fair trade items in the gift shop, both Christmas themed and non-holiday items! We will also have 2 vendors in the museum: Ypie Doleman, local artist, will be offering her amazing and lovely items for sale, and Julie Pickard, Pampered Chef Consultant, will have a table taking orders and booking shows for the new year! Items will be available for pre-Holiday delivery if ordered Saturday!
The museum members sale will have the following schedule:
10 am to 11 am: 50% off total purchase!!
11 am to 12 pm: Buy one item at regular price, get 2nd item of equal or lesser value for 50% off!!
12 pm to 1 pm: 25% off total purchase!
Come and get in the Holiday spirit at the International Museum of Cultures and get some Holiday shopping done at the unique International Expressions Gift Shop! We hope to see you all here!