Another successful antiques show!

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 as far away as 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.

The 53rd Annual Tolland Antiques Show

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

     To support the Tolland Historical Society, local businesses can advertise their products and services in three upcoming ways.
    Your ads can run in the Antiques Show Book at the 53rd annual Tolland Antiques Book, in the quarterly Tolland Times and on the website, at tollandhistorical.org.
    The book reaches a large audience of visitors and dealers. A full-page, 5 x 8-inch ad in the book is $90; a half-page, 5 x 4-inch ad is $50, and a quarter-page, 5 x 2-inch ad is $35.
For the past 14 years, the Times has circulated to society members and Tolland residents.
    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.
     If you purchase a dual advertising block, you get a free business card-sized ad on the website.
     To advertise, contact Show Director Mary-Pat Soucy if you are interested in advertising at mpsoucy@comcast.net or 860-803-0034. The deadline to submit advertising materials is Feb. 28.

Directions to the 53rd annual Tolland Antiques Show

The show, set for March 10, can sometimes be hard to find on GPS. It is held at Tolland Middle School at 1 Falcon Way.

Here you go:

From Boston, take I-84 West to exit 68. Turn right off the exit and follow to the next light on Tolland Green. Turn right onto Old Post Road. Go straight about one mile and turn right onto Old Cathole Road. The middle school is less than a mile down the road on the right.

From Hartford, take I-84 East to exit 68. Turn left off the exit and follow to the next light on Tolland Green. Turn right onto Old Post Road. Go straight about one mile and turn right onto Old Cathole Road. The middle school is less than a mile down the road on the right.

Admission is $10. Parking is free, and lunch can be purchased at modest prices. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it benefits the Tolland Historical Society

The 52nd annual Tolland Antiques Show was a great success thanks to the volunteers, dealers and customers.

Here’s a cool video from the Antiques Show that Society Media Chair Perne R. Maynard produced.

 

 

Here are some photos by Perne. Thanks to all and see you in 2019!

 

The show comes together because of the many dedicated volunteers, including Society Vice President Celeste Senechal, at left, and Membership Chairwoman Cathy Wilcox.

 

Another dedicated volunteer, Merchandise Chairwoman Wendy Wallace.

 

A chic couple who visits the show each year.

 

Thanks to the people who stopped by the Society table to chat and to buy books and ornaments. The table was manned by Barbara Dube, Merchandise Chairwoman Wendy Wallace, at left, and Secretary Kate Farrish, at right. Local author Marshall A. Atwater sold copies of his new book on stagecoaches and railroads in Tolland and Vernon.

 

Directions to the 52nd annual Tolland Antiques Show

Some people are calling asking how to get to the Tolland Middle School at 1 Falcon Way in Tolland for Sunday’s show.

Here you go:

From Boston, take I-84 West to exit 68. Turn right off the exit and follow to the next light on Tolland Green. Turn right onto Old Post Road. Go straight about one mile and turn right onto Old Cathole Road. The middle school is less than a mile down the road on the right.

From Hartford, take I-84 East to exit 68. Turn left off the exit and follow to the next light on Tolland Green. Turn right onto Old Post Road. Go straight about one mile and turn right onto Old Cathole Road. The middle school is less than a mile down the road on the right.

Admission is $9. Parking is free, and lunch can be purchased at modest prices. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it benefits the Tolland Historical Society.

 

 

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 mpsoucy@comcast.net 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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  mpsoucy@comcast.net 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. 26:
Karen Alexander Antiques, John Doig, Somers, Conn.; Rona Andrews, Wellesley, Mass.; Barbara Ardizone, Salsibury, Conn.; Brian Bartizek, Willimantic, Conn.; Bayberry Antiques, Laura McCarthy, Rockland, Mass.; Martha & Pam Boynton, Townsend, Mass.; Hollis Brodrick, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Brett Cabral Antiques, Salem, New Hampshire; Joseph Collins, Cobalt, Conn.; Chester Cwilichoski, New Haven, Conn.; Colette Donovan, Merrimacport, Mass.; Martin J. Ferrick Antiques, Lincolnville, Maine; Garvey Rita Art & Antiques, West Hartford, Conn.; Richard Lawrence Greene, Providence, Rhode Island; Wayne Hilt, Haddam Neck, Conn.; Ivy Hill Primitives, Lynne Oppenheimer, Langhorne, Penn.; Richard Kenney, Dover, New Hampshire; Matt King, Marshfield, Mass.; David & Donna Kmetz, Douglas, Mass.; WS Korzick Antiques, Elma & WS Korzick, New Haven, Conn.; Thomas R. Longacre, Thomas & Beverly Longacre, Marlborough, New Hampshire; Joseph Martin, Brownington, Vermont; New England Home Antiques, Bruce Henley, Wethersfield, Conn.; Daniel & Karen Olson, 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.; Ken & Robin Pike, Nashua, New Hampshire; Sharon Platt American Antiques, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Derik D. Pulito, Kensington, Conn.; Quiet Corner Antiques, Michael Rouillard, Sterling, Conn.; Dennis Raleigh Antiques, Wiscasset, Maine; Sheila Robbins, Framingham, Mass.; Susan & David Ryan, Harwinton, Conn.; 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; The Ole Crows, Regina McGrory, East Falmouth, Mass. David Thompson Antiques & Art, David & Jane Thompson, South Dennis, Mass.; Thomas M. Thompson, Pembroke, New Hampshire; Wenham Cross Antiques, Emily & Irma Lampert, Topsfield, Mass.; West Pelham Antiques, Michael A. Weinberg, Pelham, Mass.

Scenes from past shows:

                                 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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

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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

Free Parking 

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.