LYONS — 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 and enjoy the decorated trees that filled the museum and the multitude of vendors. 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 Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Many artisans are back and some new ones have also joined in. This year’s vendors are Loraine Rice with woven and alpaca related materials; Anthony Mullins and his country store items; Jack Milliken with Christmas wreaths; Bethany Comella with handmade candles; Marsha Fuller with Holiday Decor; Donna Schuldt with wreaths and centerpieces; Loreen Jorgensen with holiday paper products; Diane Prutzman with decorative eggs; Sharon Caves with chainmaille jewelry and leather products; Connie Goodall with pet items; Kathy Lerwis with quilts and material goods; Nancy McDougall with dichroic glass jewelry; Suzi Smith with estate and Christmas jewelry, Phil Paliotti with turned wood pieces, Mary O’Toole with painted decorative furniture, Sage Churchill-Foster with decorative glass, Carol Schreiner with wired wrapped jewelry, Sharon Yonkers with punch needle artwork, Lyons Heritage Society with all things peppermint, Barb Arbogast with seasonal antique decor, Linda Shaffer with wool felting, Jay Hyland with antique jewelry and other gifts, Pamela Lee with small painted antiques, Michele Direnzo with chocolates, and Marie Taber with baked goods.
As a special treat this year, Fumie Thorpe from Thorpe Vineyards will be holding a wine tasting of WCHS’s own jailhouse wine. The wine, Big Ed Kelly Red “Robbed”, Oliver Curtis Perry White “Insane” and Georgia Sampson Rosé “Murdered”, was produced and bottled by Thorpe Vineyards as a special fundraiser for the Wayne County Historical Society. The three wines tell the stories of three of our infamous inmates and will be sold through Thorpe Vineyards for under $20 a bottle. The wine tasting will be Saturday from 1pm-4pm.
The museum will again be serving lunch on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 946-4943 or look at the website The museum is located at 21 Butternut St. in Lyons.