MANCHESTER, NH – Some things never get old, like the Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show back for its 62nd year. This year boasts 67 exhibitors from all over the country showcasing some of the finest displays of antique jewelry, folk art, furniture, fine and decorative arts, and more. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly The Manchester Downtown Hotel) from August 8 through August 10, highly reputable dealers will join together with thousands of buyers and enthusiasts in search of high-quality antiques while enjoying New Hampshire’s tax-free state.
“We all have many regular buyers that come back year after year,” shared Tommy Thompson, President of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association. “These dealers are informed art and antiques experts you aren’t just buying an item you are buying a piece of history, so expect to be engaged at the show,” added Thompson.
This years’ show will include a loan exhibit, “Gerry Williams and Friends, Mid-Century Studio Pottery in New Hampshire,” that will display over 50 pieces made by Williams and others. Williams (1926-2014), who lived and worked in Dunbarton, NH, was a major presence in the studio pottery world in the last half of the 20th century. He created hundreds of pieces, and was known for developing unique glazes and techniques, which he freely shared. Many of his pieces reflect his pacifist views and were never intended for sale. He operated a workshop on his property where he taught or mentored numerous men and women who later went on to their own careers in the field. In 1972 he founded “Studio Potter” magazine and was its editor for thirty years. The exhibit will be curated by Williams two daughters, Shelley Williams Westenberg and Jennifer Oliver, and Rick Russack. This exhibit would not have been possible without the support of Devin Moisan, Auctioneers Inc.
The New Hampshire Antiques Show closes a week-long celebration of antique events known as Antiques Week in New Hampshire, and is a well-known tourism draw for the state, attracting passionate dealers and collectors from all around the country. Whether a newcomer or a seasoned collector, there is something for everyone. The show’s organizers and dealers prepare all-yearlong attracting a variety of goods and acquiring inventory pleasing to all levels of collectors who look forward to this annual event. Booths are continually re-stocked throughout the three-day event, so visitors will want to take advantage of the free return visit with initial admission fee. Every day will bring new fresh-to-market items that you don’t want to miss.
Admission is $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visitors under 30 (with proper ID) are admitted free and as always, there are free return visits to the show after initial admission.
Show hours are Thursday, August 8th & Friday, August 9th, from 10 am – 7 pm; and Saturday, August 10th, 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, visit www.nhada.org.
About NH Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA)
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) is one of the largest antiques organizations of its kind, with 200 plus in-state and out-of-state members dedicated to integrity and courtesy in their business dealings and to an awareness and appreciation for objects of antique value. From its humble beginnings in 1957, when membership dues were five dollars, the NHADA has developed a reputation for being one of the most respected dealer organization in the country.