News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Philadelphia, PA – Christine L. Smith, Chair of the 45th Annual Philadelphia
Antiques Show, has announced that the 2006 Show will be held April 8-11, 2006, at the 33rd Street Armory (33rd & Market Streets) in Philadelphia. The Preview Gala is scheduled for Friday, April 7.
Each year, the Philadelphia Antiques Show serves as a major fundraiser for the University of Pennsylvania Health System contributing more than $13 million dollars since 1962.
The loan exhibit for the 2006 Show is titled The Schuylkill Villas and will showcase the history and architecture of 18th century houses in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. In addition to period furniture and other examples of decorative arts, the loan exhibit will include many documents and photographs. The houses to be featured are Mount Pleasant, Cedar Grove, Lemon Hill, Laurel Hill, Strawberry Mansion, The Solitude, Sweetbriar and Woodford.
This year, the proceeds from the Philadelphia Antiques Show will be presented to the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery to fund total artificial heart technology supporting the active heart failure/transplant program. The cardiac transplant program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is one of the busiest transplant programs in the country and the largest in the region, performing approximately 50 transplants per year. The proceeds of the 2006 Philadelphia Antiques
2006 Philadelphia Antiques Show
Show will fund the purchase of total artificial heart pumps and supporting consoles. This cutting-edge technology will provide superior outcomes by helping to support the sickest patients awaiting a heart transplant.
“The committee of the 2006 Philadelphia Antiques Show is proud to continue the tradition of providing meaningful contributions to the University of Pennsylvania Health System,” said Smith, Chair of the 2006 Show. “We have helped many departments upgrade their equipment and provide enhancements for their patients over the years. The 2006 funds will allow the nationally renowned Cardiothoracic Surgery program to continue to maintain its standard of excellent patient care.”
About the Philadelphia Antiques Show
The Philadelphia Antiques Show, celebrating its 45th anniversary, is the premier antiques and decorative arts show in the country featuring a large selection of American antiques. Since 1962, Show proceeds have contributed more then $13 million dollars for the advancement of patient care at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Organized by a committee of more than 250 volunteers, the Show features 56 of the nation’s leading antiques dealers and galleries. Each year visitors can also choose from a wide and varied schedule of special events. The presenting sponsor for the 2006 Show is the Haverford Trust Company. Visit the 2006 Philadelphia Antiques Show online at www.philaantiques.com.