GRAFTON, Vt. – The Grafton Historical Society will be selling fresh wreaths and greens for indoor and outdoor holiday decorations this year for the first time to help raise funds to repair its museum’s basement.
The sale will take place on Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grafton Historical Society’s museum on Main Street in Grafton, Vt. Hand decorated live evergreen wreaths, swags, and outdoor planters will be featured on the museum’s lawn, while inside small Christmas decorations, wrappings, gifts, and books will be sold.
The sale will be part of the Grafton Holiday Festival Weekend when businesses, museums and other organizations will be open to the public for holiday fun and events.
The GHS outdoor decorations will be made from live evergreens and decorated by the GHS volunteers. Each one will be different. Just down the street the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department will be selling a variety of live Christmas trees.
Inside the museum, the GHS will be selling small indoor Christmas decorations, and its Grafton collection of children’s books. The GHS’ newest publication, The Grafton Cavaliers, will be on sale, and the author, Tom Fontaine, will be present to autograph his books. Other books also available will be “The Messenger Boy of Grafton” by Fontaine, “The Game of Life” by Rosie Wilson, “Daisy Turner’s Kin” by Jane Beck, and its Grafton primers.
Funds raised from this event will go to the repair of the museum’s basement and operating expenses.