Nov. 18, 2005
Oswego's History Shoppe Repeats Itself
OSWEGO -- History will repeat itself on December 1 - 4 when the Holiday History Shoppe returns to the historic McDonald's Clothing Store building in downtown Oswego. The shop will memorabilia, gifts, clothing, post cards, books, crafts, candy, baked goods, artwork, and much more from the Friends of Fort Ontario, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Safe Haven Museum, Richardson-Bates House Museum, the Heritage Foundation of Oswego and the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce.
The History Shoppe will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, and from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. The historic McDonald's building is located at 190 W. First St. in downtown Oswego.
"There are many gift ideas at the History Shoppe and shoppers can also consider giving the gift of membership in the historical organization of their choice," said Paul Lear, site manager of Fort Ontario State Historic Site.
"Memberships and sales of museum products go towards keeping those institutions and the memory of our past alive, and provide tax revenue for our economy," said Mercedes Niess, associate director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum.
Costumed interpreters representing historic Oswego figures will roam the west side downtown stores and shops.
A listing of activities and gift ideas at the shop include:
The Oswego County Historical Society's Holiday Open House will take place Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. The open house showcases beautifully decorated Victorian period rooms in one of New York State's best house museums, the Richardson-Bates House Museum.
For more information on the holiday History Shoppe, contact Paul Lear at 343-4711.
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