Pop-up mar­ket at Lost Vil­lages Mu­seum

Seaway News - - News - SHAWNA O’NEILL shawna.oneill@tc.tc

LONG SAULT, On­tario – A Pop-up Mar­ket/ Ar­ti­sans in the Park drew a large crowd at The Lost Vil­lages Mu­seum on Satur­day, July 7.

The pop-up started at 10 a.m. and fin­ished at 4 p.m. Over 55 ven­dors show­cased their prod­ucts — from jew­ellery, to paint­ings to wood cen­ter­pieces. Face paint­ing was pro­vided, and a bar­beque was pre­sent with food and re­fresh­ments. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds earned will go to The Lost Vil­lages His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

“This is year three for a pop-up mar­ket,” said Deb­bie Burns, the event or­ga­nizer, who is a part of W3G & Co. “I’ve driven by this place for years, and I’ve al­ways loved the Lost Vil­lages. It was one of those things that I thought I would love to host an event here.”

“It’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber the chal­lenges that peo­ple like my par­ents and grand­par­ents faced when the Se­away went through,” said David Hill, a vol­un­teer with the Lost Vil­lages His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. Hill’s grand­fa­ther’s bar­ber shop is one of the sites at the Lost Vil­lages Mu­seum.

Ac­cord­ing to Glo­ria Wal­droff, trea­surer of The Lost Vil­lages His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, past mar­kets didn’t have as many ven­dors show­cas­ing their work.

“This op­por­tu­nity came up and I’m re­ally pleased with the num­ber of cars here to­day,” said Wal­droff.

Wal­droff said that the so­ci­ety is work­ing on in­cor­po­rat­ing debit and credit pay­ment, as well as on­line pay­ment to make do­na­tions pos­si­ble.

“It costs a lot to keep the his­tor­i­cal sites in good con­di­tion,” said Wal­droff. “We are try­ing to ex­pand our mer­chan­dise in the store to ex­pand more sales.”

Ghost Hunt­ing and Bus Tours are pop­u­lar at­trac­tions for the so­ci­ety through the sum­mer months. To find out more in­for­ma­tion about the events of­fered, visit lostvil­lages.ca/events/

“Not a lot of peo­ple know that they’re here, or know what it is (the mu­seum),” said Burns.

From left, Jae­lyn Biemond, 6, and Leah Biemond, 9, at the Pop-up Mar­ket on Satur­day, July 7. (Shawna O’neill, TC Me­dia).

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.