CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – As a long-time volunteer at the Chappaqua Antiques Show, Fran Osborne looks forward to the event each year. This year, however, will be especially meaningful.
Osborne served for four years as the President of the New Castle Historical Society, which hosts the show, and she remembers the disappointment last year when the event was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy. The 45th edition of the show will be Nov. 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Westorchard Elementary School in Chappaqua.
“The school had no electricity and many of our dealers as well as our workers also had no power,’’ Osborne said. “It was a huge disappointment for everyone involved. That is why we are looking forward so much to this year’s show.”
The show features merchandise from more than 50 dealers. There will also be an appraiser, a design consultant, a gourmet café, homemade desserts and raffle drawings of goods and services.
Osborne and a co-chair will head up a booth called “Gold In Your Attic,” which is full of donations and consignment items from homeowners. “It was started over 20 years ago and has grown to be a major feature of the show,’’ Osborne said. “Selling these items is a highlight that we look forward to every year.”
Other highlights include the Millwood Fire Department with its 1924 American LaFrance Brockway Engine on display for both days of the show, and, new to the show, a visit by Paul Nulton, master glass restorer. The public can bring their pieces to Mr. Nulton’s booth at the Show for estimates and, time permitting, for work on the spot. To view before and after examples of his work, visit his website at www.paulmnulton.com
Funds from the show support activities at the Horace Greeley House Museum. This year’s show also honors New Castle’s first responders.
Admission is $8. A coupon for $6 admission is available on the event website .