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2018 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show to Benefit the Connecticut Humane Society

NEW LOCATION: Hartford Armory, 360 Broad Street, Hartford, CT

Hours: Saturday (10/20), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;  Sunday (10/21), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets: $15

A special preview party will be held Friday evening, October 19. Purchase your preview party tickets online!

This annual celebration of antiques and decorative arts is one of the most highly regarded shows on the East Coast.  For many years the show was held in the village that is home to our museum of early American life in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts. Many of the antiques for sale at the show are similar to items on display in Historic Deerfield. You can learn more about their history  on a visit to Deerfield, whether by seeing them displayed in one of our historic homes, or by visiting The Flynt Center of Early New England Life, where thousands of objects in our extensive collection are on view.  

Special Events 

Saturday, October 20

12 p.m.

Explore the show with Philip Zea, President of Historic Deerfield, to find the story behind the stories hidden in some of the great antiques for sale. Learn to see things you might not have even noticed.  This will be a fascinating, impromptu tour, using the objects dealers have brought to the show.  

2:30 p.m.

"The Iconic Eliphalet Chapin, His Genius and Influence."  Hear the story of how a Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. "It's almost a story of redemption," said Richard C. Malley, head of research and collections at the Connecticut Historical Society. "He's a young guy, he made a mistake, he went away and was transformed in a couple of different ways - as a craftsman and, ostensibly, as a citizen." Enjoy a conversation between Philip Zea and Arthur Liverant.

For more information about the show, please visit