Historic New England is the loan exhibition at the 2013 Newport Antiques Show
NEWPORT, R.I. – The Newport Antiques Show has raised more than $1.2 million to support the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. It is the only show of its caliber with two beneficiaries. This year, a third non-profit with a unique connection will join forces with the Newport Antiques Show: Historic New England.
Historic New England presents the 2013 exhibit, Windows on the Past: Four Centuries of Historic New England, which features the artifacts, archives, and thirty-six historic sites that make up Historic New England’s collection which tells the rich stories of many New Englanders.
The exhibits featured in Windows on the Past have connections from across New England. Items to be exhibited include: a delicate French marble and ormolu mantel clock from Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire; unusual silhouettes and ceramics from Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, Massachusetts; and vivid glassware from Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine. Furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photographs and architectural drawings are also featured.
Historic New England’s Associate Curator Laura Johnson will provide an overview of their extensive jewelry collection during the lecture “Material Memories: Jewelry from the Collection of Historic New England” on Saturday, July 27, at 11:00 a.m. Johnson will explore how New Englanders have used jewelry to tell the stories of their lives and discuss exhibit highlights such as the plastic “pop” beads favored by folk art historian Nina Fletcher Little and an enameled butterfly brooch by London jewelers Child & Child.
The Newport Antiques Show, which takes place at St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I., runs July 26, 2013 through July 28, 2013; doors open at 10:00 a.m. The show kicks off with the Gala Preview Party on Thursday, July 25, 2013. General admission to the weekend show costs $15 per person or $20 for a three day ticket; Gala tickets start at $150 per person.
About The Newport Antiques Show
The Newport Antiques Show, founded in 2007, is one of the country’s leading antiques and decorative arts shows. Proceeds benefit both the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. For more information please visit NewportAntiquesShow.com or call 401-846-2669.
About Historic New England
Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It brings history to life while preserving the past for everyone interested in exploring the New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Historic New England owns and operates thirty-six historic homes and landscapes spanning five states. The organization shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, public programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England. Visit HistoricNewEngland.org.