CT River Valley Antiques & Historic Homes Show

Host of the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show Launching a
New Expanded Show with Goosefare Antiques

After four decades of hosting the premier Connecticut Spring Antique Show, the Haddam Historical Society, in partnership with Goosefare Antiques & Promotions, is launching a new expanded show focused on a younger audience seeking quality and more affordable antiques.

The Connecticut River Valley Antiques and Historic Homes Show – scheduled for Oct. 19th and 20th in Haddam – will be a fine antiques show & sale which will also feature programming aimed at owners of antique houses, with exhibits and informative presentations on how to restore, preserve and curate older homes. Show attendees can also tour nearby exquisitely restored historic homes as part of additional programming.

“This antiques show will maintain the same quality that was a hallmark of the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show, but we want to make the show more accessible and affordable to a younger audience,” said Elizabeth Malloy, Executive Director of the Haddam Historical Society.  “We will have offerings for our old customers and collectors, but we also want to offer a wider range of period antiques for younger collectors and the owners of the many antique homes in New England.”

Goosefare Antiques and Promotions, a high-end antiques dealer that operates more than a dozen high quality shows in the Northeast, will manage the show.  John and Elizabeth DeSimone, owners of Goosefare, are excited to manage the show. “The addition of content aimed at owners of antique homes makes the show much more appealing to a wider audience and will be highly promotable,” said the DeSimones. “A key target market for the next generation of antique buyers are owners of historic homes, of which there are thousands in New England.  We also believe the show will appeal to all homeowners who are looking to add a statement piece to their interior design.  We are very pleased to be working with the Haddam Historical Society ”

The mission of the Haddam Historical Society is to preserve the history and heritage of Haddam for present and future generations. Show proceeds will support Society museums – The Thankful Arnold House and the Haddam Shad Museum – and educational initiatives.

Goosefare Antiques and Promotions, based in Saco, Maine, has been promoting high quality antique shows throughout New England for forty years.  During that span Goosefare has developed and earned a prominent reputation within the antiques community.  They presently manage shows in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and they exhibit at quality antiques shows throughout the Eastern seaboard, carrying fine 18th & 19th century furniture and accessories.