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Old Victoria Society holds 32nd annual craft fair, museum tour


Miranda Anderson/Daily Globe

KIDS PREPARE to play old-fashioned games during the 32nd annual Old Victoria craft fair on Sunday afternoon near Rockland.

ROCKLAND - The Society for Old Victoria held its 32nd annual craft fair and museum tour at Old Victoria Sunday.

"It's our annual fundraiser," tour guide Lynette Webber said. "At least one-third of our annual income comes from this fair."

The fair included 22 exhibitors, including the Keweenaw National Park Service. Items for sale included quilts, soaps, jams and jellies, duck calls and homemade jewelry.

Other activities included kids games, live music and refreshments.

Popular items at the event are the cinnamon rolls, something Webber called "our big attraction."

"That's our real fundraiser," she said.

While browsing through the craft fair, or munching on a cinnamon roll, attendees were also able to explore several log cabins through the museum tour. All of the cabins were built nearly 100 years ago to house workers at the Victoria Copper Mine.

"We're also here to maintain the cabins and show the lives of old miners," Webber said. "You always see museums honoring rich men, but here's some honoring the poor men."

Visitors to Old Victoria can see the cabins throughout the summer, not just during the craft fair.

Guided museum tours are held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, starting Memorial Day weekend and continueing throughout the fall color season.

For more information on Old Victoria, call 906-886-2617.


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