DANIEL BENTON HOMESTEAD
OLD TOLLAND COUNTY JAIL AND MUSEUM
OLD TOLLAND COUNTY COURT HOUSE
The Tolland Historical Society is seeking quilters who want to loan a quilt for display at the Quilt Show it is planning for Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum at 53 Tolland Green.
The show will feature antique and new quilts from area museums, the Society’s holdings and local quilters. The quilts will be on display and will not be for sale.
The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and admission is $5.
Anyone interesting in volunteering at the show or loaning a quilt is asked to contact Cathy Wilcox at email@example.com or by text or phone at 860-944-6990.
For the past decade, the Tolland Historical Society has been training 7th through 12th graders on all aspects of how museums run.
Through this successful internship program, students learn how to research and set up exhibits, accession artifacts donated to the society and give museum tours.
It’s time to sign up new interns for this summer. An orientation session for interested 7ththrough 12thgraders will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. in the shed area of the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum at 52 Tolland Green in Tolland.
The session lasts about an hour and includes a museum tour. For those unable to attend on June 8, please come to museum hours on Sunday, June 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or contact Museum Director Kathy Bach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tolland Historical Society is pleased to announce that Big Y Foods, Inc. has donated $1,500 to us from the proceeds of its Paul & Gerald D’Amour Memorial Charity Golf Outing.
Thank you very much, Big Y, for your generosity!
It will be rescheduled, but no new date has been selected yet.
Over two days, the Daniel Benton Homestead Museum at 154 Metcalf Road welcomes Native American and English Colonial re-enactors portray life in 17th-century New England.
Despite the sloppy weather on Sunday, March 10, antiques lovers from across New England turned out to make the 53rd Annual Tolland Antiques show a success.
The many customers joined our dealers who traveled from New York, Pennsylvania and Maine for this high-quality show.
Thank you to Show Director Mary-Pat Soucy, Deputy Director Dr. Sharron Laplante and our many volunteers who made the event flow seamlessly.
Calling all antiques lovers: be sure to join us Sunday, March 10 for the Tolland Historical Society’s largest annual fundraiser – the 53rd annual Tolland Antiques Show!
The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tolland Middle School at 1 Falcon Way. Admission is $10. Parking is free, and delicious lunch choices will be available from Willington Pizza at modest prices.
With more than 40 dealers from throughout New England, New York and Pennsylvania, the show is one of the premier events in the Northeast dealing in early Americana. The show will feature 18th- and 19th-century American furniture, accessories, textiles, rugs, prints, folk art, paintings, redware and early iron. Many items are of museum quality.
The show is a benefit for the Tolland Historical Society, with proceeds supporting the Old Tolland County Courthouse, the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum and the Daniel Benton Homestead. Proceeds also support the many programs that the society sponsors in the community and its curriculum-related programs in the Tolland school system.
Here’s a tentative list of our dealers:
KAREN ALEXANDER ANTIQUES, John Doig, Somers, Conn.; BARBARA ARDIZONE, Salisbury, Conn.; BAYBERRY ANTIQUES, Laura McCarthy, Rockland, Mass.; BLUE DOG ANTIQUES, Judi Stellmach, Stafford Springs, Conn.; HOLLIS BRODRICK, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; CHESTER CWILICHOSKI, New Haven, Conn.; COLETTE DONOVAN, Merrimacport, Mass.; MARTIN J. FERRICK ANTIQUES, Lincolnville, Maine; RAY FOSTER ANTIQUES and FINE ARTS
Machias, Maine; SUSAN GLADDING, Wallkill, New York; GOOSEFARE ANTIQUES and PROMOTIONS, John DeSimone, Saco, Maine; RICHARD LAWRENCE GREENE, Providence, Rhode Island; IVY HILL PRIMITIVES,
Lynne Oppenheimer, Langhorne, Penn.; BILL KELLY, Limington, Maine; RICHARD KENNEY, Dover, New Hampshire; MATT KING,
Marshfield, Mass.; WS KORZICK ANTIQUES, Elma & WS Korzick, New Haven, Conn.; THOMAS R. LONGACRE, Thomas & Beverly Longacre, Marlborough, New Hampshire; GREG LOVELL ANTIQUES, Hyde Park, Mass.; JOSEPH MARTIN
Brownington, Vermont, DAVID MENZIES, Woodbridge, Conn.; CHARLES MUENCHINGER, Windham, Conn.; NEW ENGLAND HOME ANTIQUES, Bruce Henley, Wethersfield, Conn.; OLD BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUES & ART, David Perrelli, Clinton, Conn.; DANIEL & KAREN OLSON, Newburgh, New York; RANDI ONA EARLY AMERICAN ANTIQUES, Wayne, New Jersey; PALISADES TRADING CO.
Tom Landers, Windsor, Conn.; PANTRY BOX ANTIQUES, Charles M. Guinipero, Stafford Springs, Conn.; PATINA ART & ANTIQUES, Glenn Allard, Roxbury, Conn.; SHARON PLATT AMERICAN ANTIQUES, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; DERIK D. PULITO, Kensington, Conn.; QUIET CORNER ANTIQUES, Michael Rouillard, Sterling, Conn.; DENNIS RALEIGH ANTIQUES, Wiscasset, Maine; MARILYN & RON SALAND ANTIQUES, Scarsdale, New York; SASHA’S ANTIQUES, Kathy & Paul Steinberg, Orange, Conn.; PHYLLIS SOMMER, Searsport, Maine, STEPHEN-DOUGLAS ANTIQUES, Stephen Corrigan & Douglas Jackman, Rockingham, Vermont; STONE BLOCK ANTIQUES,
Greg Hamilton, Vergennes, Vermont, and THE OLE CROWS, Regina McGrory and Eileen Vaughn, East Falmouth, Mass.
The show will also feature a display of antique quilts, with each one telling a story. Kate Farrish, secretary of the Tolland Historical Society and author of the Tolland chapter of the “Connecticut 169 Club” book will be selling and signing copies of the book. It features a chapter on each of our state’s 169 towns and cities and costs $24.95, with the proceeds being donated to the Society.
Opportunity for Tolland Businesses to Support the Tolland Historical Society
The cost for an ad in the newsletter is $30 for the year if purchased alone, or you can purchase an ad in the Antiques Show Book and spend an extra $15, and you can have double coverage.