Save the date for the 52nd annual Tolland Antiques Show: Sunday, March 4
Antique lovers: make plans to come on out March 4 to the 52nd annual Tolland Antiques show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tolland Middle School.
The show will feature more than 50 dealers from throughout New England, Pennsylvania and New York. It 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.
Admission is $9. Parking is free, and lunch will be available for a modest price.
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.
For more information, contact Show Director Mary-Pat Soucy at email@example.com or 860-803-0034.
Special Display Planned for the 52nd Annual Tolland Antiques Show
Everyone attending the Tolland Historical Society’s Tolland Antiques Show can enjoy a sample of local history at the entrance, a wall display featuring the Tolland County Temporary Home, which was located in Vernon Center for 68 years, beginning in 1887.
This exhibit will provide an overview of the County Home program: why children were placed there, what life was like for a County Home child and how they fit in to the local community. There will also be some research tips and photographs.
The display was developed by Chris and Cheryl Klemmer, who using their years of family history research experience, aim to expand research resources on the County Homes in Connecticut. Collecting information from archived old documents, state reports, books, interviews and news articles, the Klemmers have created books on Windham, Hartford, Litchfield Counties and now Tolland County.
Their book, “Tolland County Temporary Home: History, Residents and Resources” is currently available for research at the Vernon Historical Society and the Rockville Town Clerk’s office.
The show will be held Sunday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tolland Middle School at 1 Falcon Way. Admission is $9, and proceeds from the show support the Society’s museums and programs.
Advertising Opportunity For Local Businesses!
The 52nd Tolland Antiques Show is scheduled for March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tolland Middle School.
This event is a major fundraiser for the Tolland Historical Society, and proceeds from the show support the Society’s three local museums – the Daniel Benton Homestead, the Old Tolland County Courthouse Museum and the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum
Every year, we print an Antique Show book, which details our antiques dealers and also gives a summary of Tolland history. Local businesses are encouraged to advertise!
We offer a variety of advertising opportunities:
- Our Antiques Show Book reaches a large audience of visitors as well as an eclectic mix of local, East Coast and mid-Atlantic state dealers and has done so for five decades. A full-page, 5 x 8-inch ad is $90; a half-page, 5 x 4-inch ad is $50, and a quarter-page, 5 x 2-inch ad is $35.
- You may also choose to advertise in our quarterly Tolland Times newsletter, which, for the past 13 years, has circulated to our Society membership and Tolland residents. The cost is a $30 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. If you decide to purchase a dual advertising block, you get a free business card-sized ad on the website, tollandhistorical.org.
Please contact Show Director Mary-Pat Soucy if you are interested in advertising at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 860-803-0034.
More dealers are confirming every day!
These dealers have confirmed they are coming to the 52nd Annual Tolland Antiques Show as of Feb. 19:
Martha & Pam Boynton
Stephen Corrigan & Douglas Jackman, Stephen-Douglas Antiques
Garvey Rita Art & Antiques
Richard Lawrence Greene
Charles M. Guinpero
David & Donna Kmetz
Emily & Irma Lampert
Regina McGrory, The Ole Crows
Daniel & Karen Olson
Ken & Robin Pike
Derik D. Pulito
Susan & David Ryan
Kathy & Paul Steinberg
Michael A. Weinberg
Scenes from past shows:
In 2016, we had our first spring show. After 49 years of launching the antiques show season, we decided it was time to trade snowflakes for raindrops. What a treat as the weekend was perfect for dealer set-up on Saturday and the Sunday show!
Thanks to all.
The 50th Golden Anniversary Show was a great success. Thanks to the many volunteers, generous vendors and our loyal dealers who collectively make the show the wonderful experience it is.
I have been lucky to have been a part of this wonderful organization for the past 25 years. The experience of working with the talent that is the Tolland Antiques Show is an experience that I will always cherish. But it’s time to allow new energy take the reins and move the show forward. I have asked 2 wonderfully talented women to take over as Co-Directors. Mary-Pat Soucy and Sharron Laplante will lead the show in new and spirited directions.
Thanks for the memories!
Kathy Bach, Director
The 50th Golden Anniversary
Tolland Antiques Show
Sunday, April 10, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drawings for gift certificates to be used at the show
will take place between 11 and noon.
Luncheon Menu Available
Tolland Middle School
A Benefit for the Tolland Historical Society, this distinguished show features 18th and 19th century American furniture, accessories, textiles, rugs, prints, folk art, paintings, red ware and early iron. Many items are of museum quality. Over sixty-five dealers from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland make this show one of the premier events dealing in early Americana.
Proceeds from the show support the Old Tolland County Courthouse, the Old Tolland County Jail & Museum, and the Daniel Benton Homestead. Proceeds also support the many programs that the society sponsors in the community and curriculum related programs in the schools.