Milton – The Milton Historical Society hosted its first – but not last – annual antique show Saturday, Sept. 20. The society raised $1,370 in 6 hours through gate admission and booth rent in the lot next to the Lydia Black Cannon Museum at 210 Union St.
“The antique show brought more than 450 dealers and buyers to downtown Milton who might not have spent their Saturday here otherwise,” said Melinda Linderer Huff, director of the historical society. “It was a great autumnal day for antiquing. The dealers, buyers, and downtown businesses kept asking, ‘When’s the next Milton antique show?’”
This question will be answered by the show’s promoter Matt Greig, owner of Antiques in Milton. He said the show was so successful it could go from annually to biannually. Twenty-five dealers sold furniture, glass, pottery, advertising, jewelry, and other antiques.
“Milton is known for its outdoor art shows and kayak race,” Greig said. “But I plan to make Milton synonymous with the historical society’s antique show. It’ll be the town’s next tradition.”
Greig’s knowledge of antiques stems from owning Antiques in Milton at 109 Union St. since 2005. The 6,000-square-feet store sells furniture, memorabilia, and other collectibles. It is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Greig at 684-4499.
The Milton Historical Society has been committed since the early 1970s to educating and promoting the town’s treasures. It is open 1-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday from May through October; and 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and the first Saturday of the month November through April. For more information on the Milton Historical Society, call 684-1010 or visit @link href=’http://www.historicmilton.org’target=”_blank”>www.historicmilton.org/link.