Submitted by the Oswego County Historical Society
The Oswego County Historical Society is planning this year’s “Good Old Summertime – A Victorian Picnic”, which will be held Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the lawn of the Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St., in Oswego. The highlight of the picnic will be a “Lunch-in-a-Basket” auction at 2 p.m. Professional auctioneer Ted Sivers has volunteered to run this exciting event and many local businesses and groups will provide the wonderful lunches for four people to be auctioned off.
Other fun activities at the event will include family games such as croquet, badminton, and old fashioned “Cats Cradle” and children will be able to make hats from newspapers as well. Free tours of the museum will be provided and many lovely period songs will give participants even more reasons to feel the spirit of an old-fashioned summer.
“It’s always an enjoyable time for the whole family,” said event chairperson Lyn Patterson. “Besides having a great lunch and playing the games together, it gives everyone an opportunity to learn more about the history of our wonderful community.”
Not only will there be lunches at auction but ice cream sundaes, lemonade and water will be available too. Also included at the picnic will be a used book sale and mugs with flowered plants in them.
“We really want to thank Ted Sivers for joining us at the event,” added Patterson. “I want to thank all of our volunteers too!”
For more information about the picnic contact chairperson Patterson, phone 343-2343 or the museum, phone 343-1342.