The Norwich Historical Society is hoping residents with antiques they'd consider donating will bring them by between now and Sept. 15, which as you know -- mark your calendar! -- is the date of the 14th annual Norwich Antiques Show.
Donations will be offered for sale at the society's own booth at the fair. "We usually receive around 50 pieces including small pieces of furniture, artwork, folk art, and collectibles," said Sarah Rooker, director of the society.
You can bring donations to the society's home at 277 Main St. on Saturdays -- which is to say, tomorrow, or other Saturdays to come -- from 10 am until noon. You can also drop them off Wednesday and Thursdays between 11 am and 3 pm.
You shouldn't bring furniture or other heavy items by without checking with society staff first: 802-649-0124 or email@example.com.
Does the fair sound like a big deal? It is a big deal.
"It supports our ongoing preservation and care of Norwich's history as well as our outreach programs of walking tours, lectures, exhibits, and school programs," Rooker said. "It raises around $5,000. We have over 20 dealers from throughout New England displaying fine antiques and art as well as an Antiques Road Show. This year we also have a dealer in beautiful antique rugs. William Smith Auctioneers generously donates their auction tent for the day and Bill Smith provides the Road Show appraisals."
The fair isn't only about old things, either. It's about tasty things too. "We also put on a big lunch with a wonderful menu of autumn foods," Rooker said.