The Oregon Woman’s Club will host its 67th annual antique show on March 25-26 at the Blackhawk Center in Oregon.
The popular show is one of the premier antiques shows in Northern Illinois and this year is no exception, with the addition of eight new and returning dealers.
The Oregon Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, sponsors this show as a major fund raising event and uses the proceeds to help fund various community projects and charities.
As in past years, the show will be held at the Blackhawk Center, located on the Oregon School District campus, 1101 West Jefferson Street.
“The facility offers ample parking, handicap accessibility and a huge area for our 52 Midwest antique dealers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa to display their merchandise for sale,” said show manager Ron Bry. “Quality antiques from the early 1800’s through mid-century 1950’s, including all areas of collecting – furniture, glass, china, pottery, toys, primitives, textiles, jewelry, dolls, silver, decorator items and more.
“There will be items for all collecting tastes and budgets, for both the new and advanced collector. We like to think of it as ‘Comfort Food for the Eyes’,” he said.
Show times are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the show is $6 per person, which is good for both days.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout both days of the show.
The food concession will be provided by the Chana United Methodist Ladies. The menu will be a selection of sandwiches, chips, desserts and beverages.
Mary Lou’s Crystal Repair from Joliet, will be on hand both days to repair damaged heirlooms “while you wait”.
On Sunday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Munda & Associates, Auctioneers & Appraisers, Freeport, will offer verbal appraisals of small treasures for $5 per item. Please supply photos of large items. If a written appraisal is needed, discuss the details with Munda & Associates.
The Woman’s Club is starting a new tradition this year by inviting a local area non-for-profit to have a representative at the show.
This will give the agency or organization an opportunity to present their mission, activities, goals and needs to the visiting public.
“For our first year we are pleased to help showcase the Chana School Foundation,” Bry said.