Sayre museum hosting first Antique Day

SAYRE – Antiques from Sayre’s past will be on display Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sayre Historical Society’s first Antique Day. Items will be featured from the historical society’s collection, some dating back to the early days of the Valley Railroad Museum in the mid-1980’s and others from more recent donations. As an added bonus, Barbara Kotasek from the Emporium in Owego will be available to offer expert information on antiques brought in by interested local people.

CAPTION: An antique wicker baby carriage made in the 1920’s by the Hedstrom-Union Co. will be among the various vintage objects on display at the first Antique Day at the Sayre Historical Society on Saturday, May 18.

Admission is free. Persons desiring an unofficial appraisal of their antique items will be charged $5 per item (or $3 per item if they are historical society members). New members joining the historical society on May 18 will receive one free appraisal. Appraisals will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis and registration will begin at 10 a.m.

The Owego Elks Emporium Market is a multi-vendor antique market open on the first and third Sundays of each month from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They feature antiques, “uniques” and collectibles in over 10,000 square feet of space with over 50 dealers.

Board members and volunteers from the Sayre Historical Society will also be on hand to offer historical information on items brought in to show including local historian James Nobles, Henry Farley, president of the Bradford County Historical Society, and Rick Antonetti of Sayre, music enthusiast and collector of records from the past.

Items scheduled to be on display from the historical society collection include an antique baby carriage from the 1890’s, a G-scale Lehigh Valley diesel locomotive, railroad lanterns, an ice cream container from the former Hicks and Collins store, and much more.

Appraisal information is for information purposes only and should not be considered an official appraisal. The Sayre Historical Society is not responsible for appraisal information. No firearms will be allowed for appraisal or display.

The Sayre Historical Society is a membership-supported historic preservation organization staffed by volunteers. The historical society receives funding from the Bradford County United Way and the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency.

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