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  • First Annual Antique Show

    The Barkhamsted Historical Society, in partnership with the Riverton Merchants Association, successfully planned, organized, and conducted our first Riverton Antiques Show on Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20. This event is significant for BHS because we hope to build it up as our primary fund raising effort.

    The show is a juried event, meaning that we select only serious dealers offering high quality antiques and collectibles. Funds are raised by charging the dealers a fee for a booth, and by charging admission to the public.

    We were very happy with the results of the show. We were able to draw enough dealers to fill about two thirds of the largest barn at the Riverton Fair grounds.

    The event was kicked off on Friday evening with a well attended champagne preview followed up with the main portion of the show
    on Saturday and Sunday. Historic Riverton is a great location for the antique show, and we are very fortunate to be able to use the fairgrounds facility, allowing the event to go forward regardless of weather.

    Thanks so much to volunteers from the Historical Society and the Riverton Merchants for help with publicity, booking dealers, setting up, parking cars, collecting admission and the many other tasks necessary for a successful show. We gained valuable experience which we hope to apply to make future shows even better.

    Watch for this event next September and stop by to check out the fine quality antiques offered for sale, as well as a wide variety of
    other fun activities that are also scheduled at differentlocations throughout the village.

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