Antique Tool Show and Sale Sunday, August 5,
2012 9AM - 1PM
Members of the Early American Industries Association
(EAIA) and the Mid-West Tools Collectors Association (M-WTCA) will be
holding their annual Antique Tool Show and Sale at the Garfield Farm Museum
on Sunday, August 5th from 9am - 1pm. This is the only joint show by these
two organizations in the mid-west open to the public. Over 30 different
collectors will have their tools on display and for sale.
In the past, skilled craftsmen used specific tools for
their livelihood and for their survival. These craftsmen, such as coopers
and blacksmiths, were indispensable to their communities, and their work was
dependant on their tools. Each piece of equipment was vital and had a
specific purpose. As society became more and more mechanized, the need for
these craftsman and their tools vanished. By understanding the use of these
tools, one can gain an understanding and respect for them.
Many antique tools most people come in contact with are a
mystery. They might not know what the tool was used for or even who or how
it was used. Not only can the public view, and even buy the tools at the
Antique Tool Show and Sale, the collectors have an understanding and
experience that they share with the show’s guests.
Most tool organizations hold private shows available only
to their members. However, Garfield Farm Museum has opened its gates to host
the EAIA and M-WTCA’s annual Antique Tool Show and Sale in order to give the
general public the unique opportunity to see and even buy rare antique tools
they might never have seen before. Visitors and novice collectors will
find this rare chance to discover the wide variety of collection themes and
to learn the value of tools. Many visitors have come to the show with an
unknown tool and have left with a wealth of knowledge. Tours of the 1846
teamster inn and tavern begin at 11am and continue after the show until 4pm.
Refreshments will be available. Admission for adults is $6 and $2 for
children 12 years and under.
Garfield Farm Museum is a historically intact former
prairie farmstead and teamster inn being restored by volunteers as a 1840s
working farm. The museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Rt.
38 on Garfield Road. For more information call (630)584-8485. E-mail us at
garfieldfarm.org or visit or website at www.garfieldfarm.org
For more information about Garfield Farm send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 630/584-8485.