Pop Up Market offers countless treasures at Lost Villages MuseumJuly 2, 2018
The Lost Villages Museum gives visitors a chance to discover a unique piece of our area’s history. This Saturday, museum visitors will also have a chance to discover a unique treasure or two.
The heritage attraction on Highway 2 west of Cornwall will host a Pop Up Market on Saturday, July 7th from 10 am to 4 pm featuring dozens of vendors from Cornwall, SD&G and the surrounding area. Spread out amongst the beautiful heritage buildings in the park, the vendors will be selling a variety of items including clothing, jewelry, skincare and home décor products, flowers, giftware, knits, toys, woodworks and much more.
In addition to the market, there will be a barbecue hosted by the Lost Villages Historical Society, face painting and a musician.
At this point, 46 vendors are on board to showcase their goods at the market, with the possibility of more being added.
“I’m always looking for unique venues to host events in and have always loved the Lost Villages Museum. The grounds there are so beautiful and although it is just outside the city, it does feel much more removed than that,” said Debbie Poirier-Burns of W3G & Co. (We 3 Girls), the organizers of the event.
The group has organized other pop up events over the past couple years and the hope is this latest version will find a permanent footing at the Lost Villages Museum.
“I hope this is the start of a long-standing partnership,” Mrs. Poirier-Burns added.
For visitors, the event provides a great opportunity to explore the area’s talented artisans and rich heritage all at once.
“We have amazing artisans in our area and it will give visitors a chance to see all that we have to offer,” said Mrs. Poirier-Burns.
The Lost Villages Museum is located on Fran Laflamme Drive just off Highway 2 and there is ample parking on site.
About the Lost Villages Museum
Founded in 1992, the museum serves to document and preserve the aspects of life within the Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The museum consists of ten heritage buildings, moved and restored to Ault Park from The Lost Villages and surrounding townships by the Lost Villages Historical Society. The museum is open 10 am until 5 pm seven days a week from mid-June until the end of September. Admission is free however donations are gratefully accepted.
For more information on the museum, please click here.
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.
Article by Kevin Lajoie
Photo by Will Clermont