Olmsted Historical Society Hosts Frostville Museum’s First Antiques and Craft Show on September 12
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – After successfully dipping his toe into other in-person events outside the Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago with a car show, the Olmsted Historical Society will host its first antiques and craft deal from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 12 at the Frostville Museum.
“It’s a new thing for us,” said Angie Obbish, manager of the Frostville Farmers’ Market. “Everything we do there is fundraising. It is absolutely wonderful to get back in the bath.
“It brings more people from the community to see the museum, especially after the pandemic. We had so many things closed at the start that we are just starting to open up with events other than the farmers market.
Vendors will have crafts for sale as well as vintage items and antiques from different periods, such as glassware and military items. There will also be demonstrations of woodcarvers and a chair caner.
In addition to live music and various tasty dining options, all historic homes will be open and the 1929 fire truck will be on display.
Olmsted Historical Society volunteer Bob Lamb said the decision to create a new event was twofold. Not only did a nearby town cancel its antique show, but craft vendors requested an opportunity to display their wares.
“Currently we have 16 salespeople – 11 antique dealers and the rest our artisans,” Lamb said. “We’re going to sell hot dogs, the popcorn man will be there and a few more. We also opened our snack bar which sells ice cream and prepackaged items.
“Everything is outside and we set it up exactly like our farmers market where we have an entrance, an exit. We will do social distancing. If you want to wear your mask, wear your mask. We are not forcing anyone.
If the antiques and craft fair turns out to be a success, Lamb hinted that the event could become an annual affair.
For those planning to attend, Lamb reminded people that the bridge over Cedar Point Road in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation is out. This means that the only way to access the Frostville Museum is to access Cedar Point Road from Columbia Road.
“We have the farmers market every Saturday and they have a good turnout even though the bridge is down,” Lamb said.
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