Antique Show and Sale pays visit to Oswego

"On Sept. 10 the Heritage Foundation of Oswego County will hold the 21st Annual Antique Show and Sale. The Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that has been running since 1969. The event raises money to preserve the last of the 19th century homes located in downtown Oswego.

""Traditionally the event makes $5,000 for the organization," chairman Steve Phillips said.

"This year the event will be held at Oswego State in Laker Hall. It will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. and will continue on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. General admission is $5 and student tickets are $3.

""The event was previously held during Harborfest, but due to a scheduling conflict with another antique show, many dealers were more interested in participating in a larger antique fest," he said.

"It was settled that the event would be moved to a new date and a new location. Now dealers from all over New York will participate in the show.

""There will be different types of antiques that appeal to a larger range of people," Phillips said. "We are expecting about 1000 people a day. By moving to a new location, we are hoping that more people will come."

"The event has the potential to appeal to a wide audience.

""With the growing interest in vintage clothing, we are hoping more students will come," Phillips said. "The vintage clothing also appeals to students in history programs and theatre programs. A lot of the vintage clothing could be used for costumes and for anyone who has ever liked history. There will be a dealer with material that goes back to George

"Washington."

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