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Copper mining celebration set

ROCKLAND — All are invited to join in on Sunday for a celebration of copper mining history at Old Victoria in Rockland,.

The 37th annual Old Victoria Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with refreshments served all afternoon. Don’t miss the old-fashioned kids games, held at 1:30 on the village lawn. These are loads of fun to play and even better to watch — sack races, egg and spoon challenges, and water races will have the kids laughing.

Talented local artisans and crafters will be displaying their wares, some with working displays to demonstrate their craft. Browse jewelry and woven goods, metal crafts, wood carvings, and even books by local authors.

And if you have yet to try one of Old Victoria’s famous cinnamon rolls, you are missing out.

Old Victoria is a non-profit historical site, the remnants of a booming Copper Country community built in 1899. Take advantage of the open house to see first-hand what life in the wilds of Upper Peninsula was like when copper was king. Old Victoria is located four miles outside of Rockland on the scenic Victoria Dam Road in Ontonagon County.

To learn more about this unique event, or if interested in exhibiting your work, call 906-886-2617 or go to www.facebook.com/OldVictoria.