Dumbarton House’s Makers Market Highlights American Style, Craftsmanship Nov. 13
By November 10, 2021 0 407•
Some of the area’s more creative vendors will take over upon the grounds of Georgetown’s Dumbarton House Museum at 2715 Q St. NW to attend the Fall Makers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13.
What’s old will be new at the market. Items from D.C.’s pioneer vendors of the early 1800s will be featured alongside vendors of today, who will be showcasing a wide variety of their own products such as coffee, tea, candles, home goods, jewelry and art.
Dumbarton House began the seasonal vendors market in fall 2019 and continued the event the fall of 2020, spring 2021. This Saturday will mark the fourth event.
The market’s concept of displaying historical handmade items is meant to parallel current vendors who showcase their own craft. Silver, brick, and books are just a few of the items of yesterday that will be on display. The event will be held outdoors and spaced throughout the grounds for consumers to enjoy the garden scenery and beautiful fall day.
Regularly attracting 300 to 500 buyers, the popular market promotes local vendors and businesses.
“Craftsmanship is the heart of American style and culture,” said Carol Cadou, executive director of Dumbarton House Museum. “Historic trades like glassmaking, printing and metalworking are just as relevant today. Programs like our Makers Market provide the opportunity to celebrate modern artisans.”
Tickets for the Fall Makers Market are available with a pay-what-you-wish donation which will include admission into the Dumbarton House Museum. Along with social distancing, facial masks are encouraged outdoors and required indoors to visit the museum.