The day started out cool and cloudy when 24 antiques and flea market dealers welcomed visitors on Saturday, July 29th to the Great Barrington Historical Society’s annual Antique Show & Flea Market.
Large crowds of lookers and buyers filled the grounds of the Society’s Wheeler Farmstead all day. The Sunday Strummers Ukulele Band played on one side of the Museum’s porch while coffee, donuts and bottles of water were sold on the other side.
By early afternoon, the clouds parted and the sun was shining. Inside the Museum, people lined up to have their antiques and other items appraised by Charles Flint of Charles Flint Fine Art and Antiques in Lenox. Mr. Flint was kind enough to donate his appraisal fees to the Society for this event.
Lots of books (including some large art and gardening books and first editions) were for sale at bargain prices in the newly-renovated Dutch Wagon House–and a Silent Auction was set up under a tent in front of the House.
This event was a rousing success for the Society. Our many, many thanks to everyone who made this a very special day!