We took our show on the road today. Well, not to far on the road since we were only a couple of blocks away at the Annapolis Royal Legion. Today was the day of the Annapolis Royal Christmas Craft Market. This market is a much anticipated part of the Christmas season in Annapolis Royal. As we traditionally do, we had a table where we tried to sell books and merchandise from the gift shop as well as some of the local genealogies we publish. Even if we didn't sell anything, the Christmas Market is a good opportunity to chat with members of the community, hand out a few newsletters and remind them of the type of resources that we have. We almost always seem to pick up a couple of new members or potential volunteers from at event.
Even though it was a short trip to the Legion, it required my arriving at the O'Dell House Museum bright and early to pack books and material from the gift shop. While I would have loved to pack things up on Friday afternoon, I was hampered by not wanting to disrupt the gift shop just before a night of Victorian Christmas. It really did not make sense to empty our retail shelves on a night we were expecting visitors. Thankfully Frank Taylor, one of our long time genealogy volunteers, met me at the museum to load the car and we were able to get set up fairly quickly.
It was a busy day for markets in Annapolis Royal with one at the Firehall and the regular winter market at the Historic Gardens. Since I was tied to our table at the Legion for most of the day, I did not get the chance to see the other two markets. I tried to make the most of some free moments by getting started on some of my own Christmas shopping. From the reports I heard from the folks who stopped to chat, It sounds like it was a good day of marketing in Annapolis Royal.
All for now,