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What’s in YOUR Attic? Part 2 | Johnsburg Historical Society

The September 2014 Johnsburg Historical Society exhibit at Widlund Gallery, Tannery Pond Community Center will consist of items loaned by residents of the Town of Johnsburg. Artifacts and antiques from private homes will be featured in a first-of-its-kind exhibit to be sponsored by JHS. There is still room for more objects, so please consider items in your possession that may be suitable for this exhibit.

Pieces that are old or interesting or funny or intriguing or sentimental or are no longer in use will be displayed in this hometown version of Antiques Roadshow. Check out your attic, basement, garage, barn - is there something there that may be of interest to the community?

Some objects already committed include farming implements, a historic poster featuring July 4 celebration in North Creek, architectural drafting tools, pictures, and a watchmaker’s lathe. All loaned pieces will be returned after the close of the exhibit and no later than Sept. 30.

Potential exhibitors are requested to describe in detail everything known about the item, including its usage, date of origin, names of people associated with its usage or creation, how it came to be in your possession, and if it is still in use, etc. This information will be used to write a label for the display.

Submission forms are available via email at johnsburghistory@gmail.com or by calling the office at 251-5788. A board member will review messages on Mondays. Due to limited space and to ensure relevance to the exhibit, this is a juried show. A photo of the item must be submitted, or a visit must be arranged with a board member for a piece to be considered in this exhibit. Submissions are due by Aug. 1.

You’re invited! The opening reception for the exhibit, “What’s in YOUR Attic?” will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Tannery Pond Community Center. Appetizers and liquid refreshments will be served, and live music is provided at this FREE event.

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