WHEATFIELD – Attendees can expect to see – and purchase – a wide variety of items harking back to yesteryear in Niagara County, when they visit the upcoming Niagara-Sanborn Antique Show and Sale.
The event will take place April 6 and 7 at Wheatfield Post No. 1451, American Legion, 6525 Ward Road.
The antique show has served as one of the Sanborn Area Historical Society’s biggest annual fundraisers for the past eight years, according to Bonnie Haskell, a trustee and the assistant curator of the society’s Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum.
“We usually have 16 to 18 dealers from all over Western New York,” Haskell said. “They have a variety of jewelry, glass, china, some small furniture, linens, toys.”
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7. It will also feature a basket auction. Basket auction winners will be announced at 4 p.m. April 7.
All antiques on display at the show will be for sale.
Proceeds from the show will help outfit the kitchen in the museum’s new 50-foot by 100-foot building.
“We’ll finally be able to do our own cooking there when we have festivals,” said Haskell. “It’s very expensive because everything has to be commercial [grade]. This is the second building we’ve built since the museum started in 1995.”
The museum is located at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
“We’re trying to keep agriculture alive,” Haskell said. “We have lots of schoolchildren come in, and we’ll ask them where milk comes from, and they’ll say, ‘The store.’”
The Sanborn Area Historical Society “is one of the biggest historical societies in the country,” Haskell said.
The group has more than 400 members.
“A lot of the members have moved away, but they still pay their dues, and we still send them newsletters,” Haskell said. “They’re very supportive, and we’re very fortunate.”
Vendors interested in participating in the antique show, or anyone interested in donating a basket for use in the auction, can call 990-6909 or 731-9623 for more information on how to do so.