Both experienced collectors and antique newbies should mark their calendars for the upcoming Worthington Historical Society Antiques Show, an annual event that is now celebrating 70 years of success. Scheduled to take place on January 31 and February 1, the show boasts a little something for everyone--regardless of style, taste or experience. “The great thing about the show is that the dealers really bring a wide variety of items,” said Director Kate LaLonde. “In fact, I have what I consider to be a mid-century, modern/eclectic/contemporary style, and I came home with a painting and a necklace after last year’s show.”
Age is also not a factor. The 2014 show attracted multiple generations, including a 12-year-old from Riverlea who arrived at the show in search of treasures. He found what he was looking for--a Native American textile, a knife and a needle.
This year the event is being held a few weeks later than usual so as not to interfere with the holidays, and it will feature several new exhibitors and their items, from city, country and painted furniture to stoneware, decoys, antique dolls, redware, quilts, linens, antique writing instruments, estate and costume jewelry, silver and much more. Last year a late 19th century Sheraton ladies secretary from New England attracted many admirers and sold early in the show.
Proceeds from the show, which typically attracts between 600 and 700 shoppers, benefit the preservation of the Worthington Historical Society properties, including the Orange Johnson House Museum, Jeffers Mound and the Old Rectory.
Where: Holiday Inn Worthington, 7007 N. High Street, Worthington
When: January 31 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; February 1 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Partial List of Dealers
Signature Antiques, Lakeview Ohio (Fine & Country Antiques, Accessories and Art)
Ohio Valley Antiques, Steubenville, Ohio
Mad Hatter Antiques, Newark, Ohio
Jack Squire Antiques, Grove City, PA (19th Century Antiques)
Timeless Treasures, Pittsburgh, PA
Keystone Antiques, Chagrin Falls, OH (Primitive Antiques)
Pins Abigail, New Albany, Oh (Fine Jewelry, Silver, Smalls)
Charles Hodges, Miamisburg, Oh (Quality small accessories & lamps)
Springhouse Farm, Lewis Center, Oh (American Country Furnishings & Smalls)
David and Carroll Swope, Canton, Oh (Traditional Furnishings & Sporting Items)
Dick Anderson, Lodi, OH
Pages from the Past, Westerville OH
Mapleside Antiques, Titusville, PA
For more information about the Worthington Historical Society Antiques Show, visit worthingtonhistory.org, call 614/885-1247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington
Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.