The Community Courtyard at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum has become a welcome place for post-pandemic community gatherings.
It was part of the pig roast and treasure sale Monday, and on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, the museum hosts the launch of Albatross Hall, a new novel from local author Jean Baker, a seasoned journalist with a passion for historical research.
Albatross Hall is an imposing Elizabethan mansion, and the home of an ancient aristocratic family, providing the backdrop for a drama filled with treachery, highway robbery, betrayal, and witchcraft, interwoven with the likes of Napoleon, Wellington, Burgoyne, and other military adventurers.
Copies of the book will be available for $27, and the author herself will happily sign your copy.
The following weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sorella Niagara Collective will be hosting a Summer Art and Crafts Market in the courtyard and on the museum lawns. Sorella means ‘sister’ in Italian, and the two founders of the collective, Bianca Sorrenti and Stephanie Panucci, sisters in spirit, formed their collective to support businesses owned and operated by women.
The multi-vendor market will be an example of promoting a variety of women-led artisan businesses, and offers a variety of products: handmade jewellery both Bohemian and elegant; antique and vintage clothing; mixed media artworks, art décor, pottery and more.
There will be musical entertainment all day, rain or shine.
For more information, visit www.NOTLMuseum.ca, or call 905-468-3912.