Over 20 artisans will participate in Holiday Marketplace

More then 20 artisans will present their work at the third annual Holiday Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, at the Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

The marketplace also will be open on December 3, 10 and 17, reported executive director Barbara Brecher.

There will be handmade jewelry, baskets, wood, soaps, birdhouses and metal garden artwork, said Brecher. Two new hardbound blank journals, published by the museum, also will be available for purchase. The gift shop will be full of holiday decorations and gifts for the entire family.

Authors Mary Jo Beswick and Barbara Deitz will sign their books. Museum publications, We Are Who We Are Because Steamboats Were by Anne McClintock and Dining on the Chesapeake Bay will also be available as will note cards, posters and other items available exclusively at the museum, she said.

A silent auction will include artisans’ work, posters and a four-foot Santa, she said. The silent auction will run the first two days of the Marketplace and will end at 4 p.m. November 26. A portion of all proceeds will support the museum.

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