Since it opened in 1977, the Warrick County Museum in Boonville, Ind., has collected and preserved the county’s heritage. Constructed in 1901, the building itself originally housed an elementary school, and the space now offers historical interactive programs to local schools and organizations, as well as several other festive events each year.
On Nov. 17, the museum opens its doors for the fifth annual Holiday Bazaar and Festival of Trees, where 20 Christmas trees — decorated by school children, church groups, local scout troops, and museum volunteers — will stand throughout the building’s historic galleries. The bazaar includes more than 30 vendors, including Avon, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, and various local artisans selling handmade crafts, baked goods, jams, and more.
The Warrick County Museum is able to maintain its status as a historical institution, says Diane Nicholson, vice president of the Warrick County Museum Board, because of the support from the community and the Holiday Bazaar. “Financially, the Holiday Bazaar is important to us because it allows us to continue to stay open to the public each year,” she says.
For more information on the Holiday Bazaar and Festival of Trees, see our Guide.