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Antique Oil Painting Lecture    

      Join antiques dealer, Stephen Reid, at Garfield Farm Museum, on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 2pm for a lecture titled, “A Few Thoughts about Antique Oil Paintings.” The discussion will cover the construction and identification of antique paintings, a brief overview of American painters, and the preservation and care of oil paintings. Stephen has offered to examine any paintings that people may bring to the lecture.

     Stephen Reid is a member of the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association (CSADA). This retired DeKalb, IL firefighter developed an early interest in art as his father is an amateur painter. He has dealt and collected American antiques for over thirty years and is an active collector of American art from primitive to academic. This lecture is part of an on-going series hosted by Garfield Farm Museum and CSADA to advance the public?s knowledge and awareness of history as revealed through antiques.

      The CSDA is a non profit business organization that imposes strict standards on its members for authenticity of their antique pieces and ethical conduct, courtesy, honesty and friendly professional service to the public. The CSADA has been a generous supporter of Garfield Farm Museum through the years.

     Garfield Farm Museum has been selected by the CSADA to be the beneficiary sponsor of their 52nd Fox Valley Antique Show to be held March 14th and 15th, 2009.  Both the museum and CSADA are concerned with the education of the next generation of antique enthusiasts. If any business or organizations are also interested in support this educational cause, ad space is available for purchase in the show?s program guide. All ads will benefit Garfield Farm Museum. Amounts vary depending on space desired. Contact Garfield Farm Museum at (630) 584-8485 for complete details.

     Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL, off of Illinois Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. Garfield Farm is a former historically intact 1840s prairie farmstead and teamster inn that is being restored as a working 1840s farm. There is a $6 donation for the lecture and refreshments are included.  For other lecture information or to R.S.V.P. please contact (630) 584-8485 or email at Seats are limited, please respond promptly.

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