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Nov. 17, 2006

Oswego County Historical Society Will Hold Annual Holiday Wreath Sale

OSWEGO - Memories of Christmas evoke the scents of fresh evergreens and festive garlands, and the Oswego County Historical Society is once again offering the community a chance to purchase all-natural wreaths and roping to decorate for the holidays. The annual sale is a benefit for the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St. in Oswego.

This year's sale will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3 at the museum. The Oswego County Historical Society's open house will also run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum on Dec. 3.

All-natural 18-inch evergreen wreaths will be available for $14.50, and 24-inch wreaths will be $17.50. The wreaths are decorated with red bows. In addition, the historical society will sell custom-cut cedar roping which can be used for decorating indoors or outside the home, for $4.50 per yard.

“This is really a very traditional fundraiser for the historical society, offering up a bit of Christmas past, if you will,” said Terry Prior, director of the Oswego County Historical Society. “The look and small of pine and cedar are the kinds of things that people tend to recall from holiday decorating over the years, and really put people in the holiday spirit.”

Prior said that the fundraiser is very important to the 110-year-old organization.

“By supporting this event, people are really supporting the history of our community,” he said. “Our museum serves as the repository for more than 35,000 objects of local interest, and offers an important link to Oswego County's past.”

To order wreaths and roping, or for more information about supporting the Oswego County Historical Society, call the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 343-1342.


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