Holiday Gift Market is Saturday at maritime park
|“Oyster Boats of the Chesapeake Bay,” the new visiting exhibition by Ray Rodgers is now on display in the Deltaville Maritime Museum. Five of the 12 drawings are shown above against the backdrop of the museum’s “Boat Builder’s Shop” exhibit. These drawings are on-site measured, scale replicas of the actual workboats. They may be viewed Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Two of the Hawkins Antique Outboard collection can be seen in the lower right above. (Photo by Bill Powell)|
by Bill Powell
President, Deltaville Maritime Museum
There will be big doings at the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park this Saturday, November 28, as the last market of the year takes center stage with lots of special gifts for the holidays. You can bet we are going to finish up in style with our Holiday Gift Market this Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bypass the crowds at the malls and enjoy lots of great shopping and more! It all happens in the autumn setting of our waterfront and nature park.
A full slate of activities start at 8 a.m. with Billz Bistro opening for breakfast and the holiday gift-oriented market starting at 9 a.m. The market will run until 1 p.m. with all your favorite produce, local cheeses, honeys, breads, pastries, soaps, cookies, cupcakes, local meats, quilts, wooden bowls, leatherwork, jewelry, original artwork, Alpaca wool clothing, Captain Tom’s oyster floats, books, and antiques. All the vendors “under the canopies” will bring their best! Lots of handmade items perfect for that special Christmas gift will be available.
The museum will open an hour early to let visitors check out the variety of specialty items at the gift shop and give them a chance to view the new additions to our exhibits. Featured this Saturday will be the new visiting exhibition, “Oyster Boats of the Chesapeake.” This very special set of buyboat drawings by Ray Rodgers must be seen to be appreciated.
All craftsmen, artists and vendors who have gift and Christmas oriented items and wish to be a vendor at the Holiday Market, call the museum office at 776-7200. There is plenty of room in Holly Point Nature Park.
The museum will be closed on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving day.
To find out everything you need to know about the museum, visit http://www.deltavillemuseum.com or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.
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