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Antiques & Artisans Show Preview Party

Friday, May 10 | 5:30 - 8:30pm

Join us for an exclusive preview!

Enjoy an exclusive first look – and a chance to secure that perfect find – among the treasures available for sale. Plus, guests who attend the Preview Party on Friday can return to enjoy the Antique Show and everything else the Museum has to offer on Saturday, May 11 – for FREE!


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Shop and dine!

Enjoy a delightful spread as you peruse fantastic antique and artisanal wares. 

Stay tuned for more information about our menu for this evening! 

Grand debut of a new exhibit

FRIDAY, MAY 11 | 7 p.m. in the Gallery

Join Curator Brandon W. Brooks in the John L. Wehle Gallery at 7 p.m. for a curator-hosted debut of our brand new exhibit, “Everybody’s Going to be There: The American Rural Cemetery Movement” (included with Preview Party ticket).

FREE access to the Antiques & Artisans Show!

Did you know? Guests who join us for our Antiques Preview Party on Friday, May 10, will get FREE access to join us for the Antiques & Artisans Show the following day – Saturday, May 11! Scope out your prized finds, enjoy the atmosphere of the Preview Party, then come back in the morning for a full day of fun! 

Live music!

As you peruse fantastic antique finds, enjoy the professional stylings of musician David Knaudt during this evening event!

Ticket Information

General Public: $30

Museum Members: $25 


Is there ample parking?

Parking is free and plentiful! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicapped parking. 

Where do I check in?

Check-in will be through the Admissions tunnel, at the front of the Museum. 

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

Is this event rain or shine?

Yes! This event is rain or shine. The Museum will only cancel in case of a severe weather emergency.

How should I dress?

Please dress accordingly for the predicted weather conditions, and wear comfortable shoes for walking. 

Are service animals welcome?

Yes! Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

Is guest transport available for this event?

Yes, guest transport will be available during this event.

Will an ATM be available for this event?

Yes, the ATM will be located in the Meeting Center Lounge. 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re not able to attend! Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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