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Antique Show to Benefit Historic Nellis Tavern

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The Palatine Settlement Society’s 13th Annual Antique Show inside the Great Hall at the Arkell Museum is set for Saturday, March 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm. All proceeds will go directly to the restoration and continued preservation of the historic 1747 Nellis Tavern.

This show offers a range of antiques and collectibles from over two dozen dealers who will be exhibiting and selling items such as furniture, quilts, books, tools, postcards, paintings, toys, china, jewelry and more. Continue reading

‘Chairs of the Turnpike Tavern Era’ Exhibit at Nellis Tavern

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NellisTavern2013The historic Nellis Tavern museum on State Highway 5 east of St. Johnsville in Montgomery County will present “A Handsome Assortment: Chairs of the Turnpike Tavern Era,” an exhibit scheduled for September 21-22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The “turnpike era” in upstate New York corresponded roughly with the first half of the nineteenth century. The exhibit will feature examples of the types of seating pieces which would have been found in common use in establishments like Nellis Tavern during its heyday between 1800 and 1840, when it faced the Mohawk Turnpike (present State Highway 5). Today, objects like these are regarded as distinctive examples of early American artisanship. They are often examples of early American mass production, as well. Continue reading