Skinner Sponsors Major Boston-Area Antiques Event: Wayside Inn Antiques Show, May 14-16 in Sudbury, Proceeds of Wayside Inn antiques show, sponsored by Skinner, Inc., to benefit the Wayside Inn Historic Site
general public on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tickets to the preview are $125 by reservation or $150 the night of the event. Admission to the show on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, is $10. For preview tickets or questions about the show please contact Kathy Quinton, director of sales, at (978) 443-1776 x102 or email@example.com. Complete show information and a list of participating dealers, is available at www.wayside.org/event/wayside-inn-antiques-show.
Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Ceramics, Fine Silver, Fine Jewelry, Couture, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Science & Technology, Fine Clocks, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Wines, and Discovery. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner's web site www.skinnerinc.com.
About the Wayside Inn Historic Site
The Wayside Inn Historic Site is a nationally recognized Massachusetts Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of its multi-acre property. The 125-acre campus operates in conjunction with Longfellow's Wayside Inn—a tavern and Inn formerly known as Howe’s Tavern, first licensed in 1716.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 1945, the site provides educational programming using trained interpreters versed in the property’s nearly 300-years of operation. The village-like campus—including a water-powered gristmill, non-denominational chapel, and one-room 18th-century schoolhouse—was originally conceived by former owner Henry Ford, and is generally recognized as the first living-history museum in the United States. Ford established the Wayside Inn Historic Site as a non-profit entity in 1945.
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn became a literary landmark after a visit by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1862 and the publication of his acclaimed “Tales of a Wayside Inn” in 1863. The Wayside Inn Historic Site continues to recognize Longfellow’s influence on its diverse property by way of its continued participation in the National Endowment for the Arts’ literary program “The Big Read,” which was presented in part by the Wayside Inn Historic Site in 2008 and 2010.