December 11, 2012
Holiday History Shop Extended to Dec. 15
OSWEGO - The Holiday History Shop in the former King Arthur's Restaurant at 7 W. Bridge St., Oswego has extended its holiday schedule by another week. It will be open from noon to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13; noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, December 14; and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.
The shop offers souvenirs and memorabilia from museums and historical societies from around the county. Participants include the Friends of Fort Ontario, Friends of History in Fulton, Friends of Riverside Cemetery, The Heritage Foundation of Oswego, H. Lee White Marine Museum, John D. Murray Firefighters' Museum, Mexico Historical Society, Oswego County Historical Society (Richardson-Bates House Museum), Oswego Public Library, Safe Haven Museum and Education Center, and Scriba Historical Society.
Items sold at the Holiday History Shop make great gifts and the proceeds benefit the museums and organizations that preserve and present Oswego County's rich history to its residents and visitors. Each purchase supports these groups as they work to promote Oswego County's significant role in commercial, industrial, farming and military history.
Shoppers will enjoy sipping hot chocolate, coffee or tea as they browse a wide variety of clothing and hats, games and toys, books, CDs, models, prints, ornaments, and calendars. Memberships are also available at the shop.
Volunteers dressed in period clothing and uniforms will lend a historic atmosphere to the experience and assist shoppers with questions about merchandise and history.
All major credit cards are accepted.
The historical societies and museums would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Victoria Usherwood Gailinas of I Heart Oswego and Anthony Pauldine for hosting and providing the space used to house the Holiday History Shop.
For more information about the Holiday History Shop, call Gail Goebricher at 343-6992.
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