The Tolland Antiques Show returns on Sunday, March 19!

     The Tolland Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Tolland Antiques Show will return after a two-year hiatus on Sunday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tolland Middle School at 1 Falcon Way in Tolland.
     This will be the society’s 54th show and is being held with a new partner, Goosefare Antiques & Promotions of Saco, Maine. Owned by John and Elizabeth DeSimone, Goosefare has been promoting high-quality antiques shows throughout New England for 40 years.
     Antiques lovers: make plans to come to the Tolland show, which will feature 40 dealers from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. It has been one of the premier events in the Northeast dealing in early Americana for more than five decades. 
     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 $10. 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 three museums the society operates, the Old Tolland County Court House Museum, the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum and the Daniel Benton Homestead, and the Tolland Military Museum, which it sponsors. Proceeds also support the many programs that the society holds for the public and its curriculum-related programs in the Tolland school system.
     There’s still time for Tolland-area businesses to take advantage of special advertising pricing by bundling ads in the Antiques Show Book, the society’s quarterly newsletter, the Tolland Times, and at its website, For details, contact Show Director Mary-Pat Soucy at or 860-803-0034
For dealer information, contact John or Elizabeth DeSimone at or 800-641-6908.

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