The holidays are approaching and that means that the Museum of Wayne County History presents the ever popular fundraiser, the Holiday Boutique. Hundreds of visitors came last year to shop at the multitude of vendors booths and enjoy the decorations that filled the museum. Visitors bought their holiday decorations and presents from the artisans and crafters placed throughout the museum during this special event. This year the Holiday Boutique will be held November 30 and December 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Many artisans are back and some new ones have also joined us. This year’s vendors are; Jane Seen with Pottery and the Lyons Heritage Society with all things peppermint; Jack Milliken with florals and wreaths; Jay Hyland with Jewelry; Christine Champiion with Vintage Christmas items; Terry Holt with Primitive Dolls, pin cushions, and pillows; Steve Duprey with artwork; Sandy Sloane and Sharon Loveless with Cheesecakes, and fleece products; Kathy Sklenar will be taking holiday pictures in the jail cell washroom; Carol and Curt Schreiner with wire wrapped jewelry; Sharon Yonker with cloth baskets and crochet items;; Pam Lee with hand painted repurposed antiques and herbs; Chris Davis with glass items. Also in his booth will be framed historic maps; Michele DiSanto chocolate goods; Jay Freer with Natural Fruit Jelly and Jam, Marge Perez with her latest book on Wayne County history; Cindy Duprey with historical fiction books and her Diana Hunter adult literature; and Erica Sachelli with Holiday gnomes. Each of the vendors also donates an item to the incredible museum raffle and all items are raffled off on Saturday at about 4pm.
The Museum will again be serving lunch on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $8 and coffee, teas and desserts throughout the day. Again this year, the lunch has been moved downstairs to the lower level, placing all the vendors on the first and second handicapped accessible floors.
For more information about the Museum of Wayne County History and it’s activities call 315 946 4943 or look at the website www.waynehistory.org. The museum is located at 21 Butternut Street in Lyons NY.