Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tolland Antiques Show slated for April 10

The 50th Golden Anniversary Tolland Antiques Show, a benefit for the Tolland Historical Society, will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 at Tolland Middle School, 1 Falcon Way, according to a release.
"This distinguished show features 18th- and 19th-century American furniture, accessories, textiles, rugs, prints, folk art, paintings, red ware and early iron," the release said. "Many items are of museum quality."
"More than 65 dealers from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland make this show one of the premier events in the Northeast dealing in early Americana," the release noted.
“It is really known as the best little country show because of the quality of the people who exhibit there,” local dealer Steve Kochenburger of Willington Antiques said, also in the release
Show Director Kathy Bach, who is also the president of the Society, said that the show is great both for collectors and browsers.
“Many of these dealers are interested collectors themselves and have a wealth of knowledge about the items they are selling," she said in the release. "With this level of expertise present, it is a good place for someone who wants to learn more about antiques.”
The show is the major fundraising activity for the Society each year, the release said.
Proceeds support the three historical society museums in Tolland; the Old Tolland County Jail & Museum, the Old Tolland County Courthouse, both located on Tolland Green, and the Daniel Benton Homestead, a pre-Revolutionary War home located on Metcalf Road, the release said.
Proceeds "also defray the cost of the many programs that the Society sponsors in the community, especially in the school system related to curriculum."
All booths are sold, and there is a waiting list.  For more information about the show, contact Bach at 860-872-7716 or on the website or on the Society’s Facebook page.

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