Submitted by Elizabeth Malloy.
Update 3/12/20:The ConnecticutMilitary Department has notified the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show that the Hartford Armory, 360 Broad Street, Hartford is no longer available on March 21 and 22, 2020. We deeply regret that we must postpone the show.
The show promised some exceptional dealers and merchandise, and with additional marketing, partnerships and increased programming we expected a successful show with increased attendance. We look forward to continuing the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show in the future.
Connecticut Spring Antiques Show- Benefit for the Haddam Historical Society
Prestigious Antiques Show in Hartford Includes Talks and Exhibits Aimed at Owners of Historic Homes
HARTFORD/HADDAM: The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show returns Saturday March 21 and Sunday March 22, 2020 to the Hartford Armory with expanded talks and exhibits promoting the preservation of 18th and 19th century homes in Connecticut.
Described as “one of the most important antiques show in the nation” by Antiques & Arts magazine, the Spring Show attracts some of the nation’s top dealers selling museum-quality furniture, fine and decorative arts, folk arts, garden embellishments and other objects. The Hartford Armory provides an intimate setting where attendees are encouraged to meet dealers to learn about the stories and craftmanship behind the antiques.
This year, the show is adding informative and entertaining content from noted craftsman, museums and state agencies on preservation projects and techniques as well as the availability of tax credits for homeowners to preserve antique homes. The conservator and decorative arts curator for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will give a demonstration on silver preservation on Saturday.
“The show attracts a mix of serious collectors and those who appreciate the opportunity to admire up close quality antiques,” said Elizabeth Malloy, executive director of the Haddam Historical Society, sponsor of the Spring Show.
“We are also excited to offer owners of antique homes and anyone interested in the preservation of historical objects an opportunity to hear from the area’s top experts in restoration,” Malloy said. “Old homes are an important part of our cultural heritage. Part of our mission is to educate the public on the necessity of maintaining these historical treasures.”
In addition to the Wadsworth Museum, Kronenberger and Sons Restoration a major commercial restorer whose projects include Gillette Castle and Penfield Reef Lighthouse, will conduct a demonstration on preserving antique windows. Skip Broom and Bill Bartlett of HP Broom Housewrights will present on barn conversion projects and tips for updating antique kitchens. Broom’s work has been featured in national publications including Architectural Digest and Better Homes and Gardens. Award-winning architect J.W. Huber will be available to talk about how to modernize and preserve antique homes while Gozzo Antiques & Restorations will show how to restore antique furniture.
Also, on hand will be officials from The State Historic Preservation Office to talk about state programs to assist owners of antique homes and Preservation Connecticut highlighting programs and advocacy.
The show will also feature a photo exhibit on Connecticut’s architectural styles from Historic Buildings of Connecticut.
The show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Hartford Armory is located at 360 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
Tickets are $15 at the door. Anyone under 35 can get in free on Sunday. Advance tickets are available for $12 at ctspringshow.com. Parking is free. Additional information can be found at www.ctspringshow.com
The show is a benefit for the Thankful Arnold House Museum and Haddam Historical Society. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-345-2400.