Unique for an organization our size, the Greater
Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce operates its own retail boutique, Whistlestop
Gifts, which is located within the historic Dowagiac train depot.
Specializing in Dowagiac gift items and memorabilia, the boutique
is popular among vacationers and local residents, who enjoy sending
custom-designed Dowagiac gift items and apparel to children at college,
or to family members who have relocated out-of-state.
Dowagiac merchandise lines feature:
Dowagiac Grand Old City sweatshirts & t-shirts
embroidered city & state adjustable caps
embroidered Dowagiac canvas totes
coffee cups, imprinted with the Grand Old City logo
children's Frisbees, featuring the Grand Old City logo
Dowagiac Central High School 1925 ~ Limited edition collector's plate
embroidered Wearable Art Series, depicting Dowagiac's public sculptures
Round Oak notecards, marking Beckwith's 1854 arrival
Round Oak limited edition china, depicting the fictitious Indian chief, Doe-Wah-Jack
Dowagiac "Grand Old City" limited edition china
The book, "Images of America ~ Dowagiac," written by Steven Arseneau & Ann Thompson
Also available are the colorful images of The Grand
Old City, pictured through our beautiful collection of five regular
and over-sized postcards.
The modern-day postcards feature:
||brilliant Dogwoods in blossom at Riverside Cemetery
||the springtime artistry surrounding the public sculptures Dance of Creation, Resting Dancer and Beckwith Park
||Farr Park in autumn
||the historic Dowagiac train depot
||the Soldiers & Sailors Monument at Dr. James E. Burke Park
Whistlestop Gifts is pleased to market for the
Downtown Development Authority the two-volume set of books entitled
Dowagiac Stories, written by the late Stan Hamper, who was
an avid historian.
Available exclusively for use by our Chamber member businesses, the
boutique also carries custom-designed Dowagiac shopping bags. The
tri-color plastic bags, which feature The Grand Old City logo in burgundy
and teal, measure 15 by 18-inches and provide a sturdy die-cut handle.
For more information or to place an order, call the Chamber of Commerce
at (269) 782-8212, or to receive information on our merchandise and
pricing for same, CLICK