Garfield Farm Museum Co-Hosts CSADA Spring Antique Show at Fairgrounds
On Saturday (10 am – 5 pm) and Sunday (10 am – 4 pm), March 14 and 15, Garfield Farm Museum will co-host with the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association (CSADA) the 58th Annual Spring Antiques Show. This high quality show will offer genuine antiques, guaranteed to be as represented and beautifully displayed in room settings by 55 dealers from 14 states with an array of Americana, 18th and 19th and early 20th century furniture, textiles, jewelry, stoneware, folk art and related items for sale.
This year’s show’s theme is “American Ingenuity”. A one-hour program on Pattern Glass, Saturday, March 14 at 4 pm, featuring Nancy Smith of Lamplight & Old Glass, Ltd., Grand Rapids, Michigan will be given.
In addition, Garfield Farm Museum’s information table will feature author Ann Brack Johnson signing her just released “Angie of Garfield Farm”, a children’s chapter book featuring the historical setting and names of the 1840s Timothy Garfield Farm and Inn. This crafted tale of a young girl in 1847 anxious to grow up, mirrors the self-discovery of all generations that responsibility comes with maturity. The museums display will feature photos on the progress of restoring the museum’s oldest original building the 1842 hay and grain barn.
The CSADA has invited the museum to help with its spring show since 2007 and CSADA has generously contributed to the museum’s operations through the years. It has also enable the museum via the show’s program to publish an abridged version of the Timothy Garfield biography that documents the Garfield’s family life in Vermont and then on the Illinois prairies. Thanks to the generous advertisers, the booklet given out at the show and at the museum year round consists of 44 pages.
“This is an exceptional show that continues to be well attended as just seeing it is an educational experience. The offerings these collectors bring for sale could easily furnish any historic American house be it home or museum”, stated Jerome Johnson, executive director of Garfield Farm Museum.
The show is located at 525 S. Randall Road in St. Charles, IL. Inglenook Pantry will offer a catered lunch. Parking is free and the admission is $8.00. For information call 630 584-8485. Visit CSADA’s website at www.csada.com.