Antique show to benefit tavern

CANAJOHARIE – On March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Arkell Museum will be the site of an antique show organized for the benefit of the 1747 Nellis Tavern/historic site of St. Johnsville.

Admission will cost $5; a combo ticket for $10 will include entry into both the show and museum galleries.

Etchings by Rembrandt will be the special opening exhibit in the museum, a news release said.

A variety of antiques and collectibles will be offered for sale.

The show will include paintings, glassware, postcards, jewelry, china, quilts, coverlets and furniture, the news release said.

There will also be appraisal services on site so those who attend the show can find out the value of their items. The appraisal cost is any two items for $5.

The appraisers are George Heigel and Wallace Schmidt.

Homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available for purchase.

For those who want to spend the day in the area, there are several antique shops in Canajoharie.

All proceeds from this show will be used for the continuing restoration and maintenance of the 1747 Nellis Tavern by the Palatine Settlement Society. For additional information, call Donna Reston at 843-1601.

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