Nov. 24, 2004
Experience An Old-Fashioned Christmas Shop in Downtown Oswego
OSWEGO -- Roasted chestnuts and wassail punch served by friendly people dressed from a by-gone era await shoppers at the History Shop in downtown Oswego Dec. 2 through 5. Oswego's historical organizations will offer shoppers a variety of merchandise that highlight Oswego County's rich and colorful past.
The History Shop is located in the Artist's Palette, formerly McDonald's clothing store, on West First Street. The shop will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2 and 3; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.
Friends of Fort Ontario, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Safe Haven Museum, Richardson-Bates House Museum, and the Heritage Foundation of Oswego will sell their souvenirs and mementos all in one shop. Historic reproductions, framed and unframed prints, books, clothing, holiday wreaths and roping and other items will be available.
Featured daily will be costumed interpreters and a live tinsmith demonstration by David MacLean, using historically accurate tools. The shop has been made possible through a cooperative effort with the Artist's Palette and local merchants.
For more information call Paul Lear at Fort Ontario State Historic Site at 343-4711, or Mercedes Neiss at the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 342-0480.
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