Letter: Norwich Antiques Show

To the Editor:

For the past nine years, the Norwich Historical Society has hosted the very popular Norwich Antiques Show on the first Saturday after Labor Day. This year’s event will be on Sept. 7 under the tent at the corner of Main and Elm streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since the Norwich Historical Society moved into the historic Lewis House in 2003, our restoration work has been ongoing, and all the money from the antiques show goes right back into the many projects in the house and the barn. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary in the Lewis House this year, it gives us and the community a great sense of pride when we see how much we have accomplished since 2003. While we have restored 21 of our historic wood windows, made some important energy-saving improvements to the building and are now planning for some important interior structural changes this coming year, an old house always needs work.

The society is very fortunate to have Norwich’s Spencer-Julian Antiques organizing the show again this year. We will welcome over 20 New England dealers specializing in fine country to formal antiques. We continue to be very grateful to Bill Smith of William A. Smith Auctioneers and Appraisers from Plainfield who not only donates the dealer tent each year but will also be on hand from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for informal appraisals. This is a chance for the public to learn more about their own family treasures. It’s a day to be enjoyed with neighbors and friends and experience one of the nicest antiques shows in New England. Join us!

Nancy Hoggson

President, Norwich Historical Society