Shop and Save in Roberson’s Museum Shop!
Find the perfect gift for every occasion!
You’ll find tremendous variety and great gift ideas at wonderful prices. Stop in and explore some new arrivals.
Explore our unique variety of jewelry, books, toys, ornaments, fair trade items, decorative cards and artwork from local artists. The shop also features pottery, clothing, canvas bags and more.
Roberson is proud to offer a variety of Fair Trade items in the gift shop.
Fair Trade Highlight: The Snow Leopard Trust
The baby booties are handmade in the Kyrgyz Republic by women in rural herding communities. These traditional communities are completely dependent on their livestock for food and income. In the past, poverty often forced them to hunt snow leopards to prevent attacks on their herds. The Snow Leopard Trust is helping families earn a living through their traditional felting skills. Now herders are able to help protect snow leopards and their habitat. Your purchase supports snow leopard conservation and improves the livelihood of impoverished families who share these mountain regions.
Roberson’s gift shop also sells original paintings and drawings, as well as etchings, prints and note cards done by local artist Armondo Dellasanta. These scenes showcase Binghamton, Susquehanna and New York City.
Armondo Dellasanta (1916-2010) was born of immigrant parents on September 24, 1916 in Binghamton, New York. He grew up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood filled with shops and teeming with activity. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and fought in France and Austria during World War II where he earned the Bronze Star. After the war, he returned to Binghamton and earned a living as a master framer and painting conservator.
His oil paintings, etchings and drawings were featured in a large number of exhibitions, more recently at the Roberson Museum & Science Center, Binghamton, N.Y. in 2003-2004 and the Italian American Museum, New York, N.Y. in 2006. In June 2004, Mr. Dellasanta was honored with a star on Binghamton’s Walk of Fame by the Rod Serling Foundation. In 2007, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broome County Arts Council. In January 2008, his life and work were profiled in a 26 minute segment on public TV station WSKG in a series called, “Expressions – the Art and Soul of the Southern Tier.” His work is included in numerous collections in the United States and Europe
Roberson Members receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Shop!