Oswego County’s Past Makes a Great Holiday Present
OSWEGO - The Holiday History Shop returns to Oswego to help you with gift-giving ideas. The shop features souvenirs and memorabilia from museums and historical societies from around the county. This one-stop shopping runs from Wednesday December 11 to Saturday December 14th, and Wednesday December 18 to Saturday December 21st. Hours will be Wednesdays from 12:00 to 5:00 PM, and other days 12:00 to 6:00 PM. This year the Holiday History Shop will be located in the SUNY OSWEGO downtown store located at the corner of West First Street and State Route 104 in the City of Oswego (the old Marine Midland Bank Building).
Participants in the Holiday History Shop tentatively include 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, Oswego Railroad Museum, 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 protect the area’s significant role in commercial, industrial, farming and military history.
Shoppers will enjoy sipping on hot chocolate, coffee or tea as they browse a wide variety of historical memorabilia, including: 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 lend a historical atmosphere to the experience and assist shoppers with questions about merchandise and history.
All major credit cards are accepted.
The historical societies, historic sites, and museums would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to SUNY Oswego and the SUNY Oswego Downtown Store for providing the space used to house the Holiday History Shop.
For more information contact:
Paul Lear (Site Manager) – (315) 343-4711
Gail Goebricher (Friends of Fort Ontario) – (315) 343-6992