Cultural Center’s Antique Show starts Friday

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Special to the Citizen:

We invite you to join us for the 15th Annual Madison Antiques Show and Sale Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, with a Preview Party and Early Buying, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, February 25. Since its beginning, this show has brought quality dealers from far and wide to Madison for two days of the finest and most enjoyable antiques shopping available. Tickets to the Preview Party are $50, which includes repeat admission Friday and Saturday. The Show and Sale, sponsored by Rosie and Don Becker, will be Friday and Saturday, February 26th and 27th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the free lectures starting at 9 a.m. Tickets are $7, which includes admission for both days and can be purchased at the door. Visit the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center’s website for a list of the 2016 dealers, information on the lectures, and to purchase your Preview Party tickets – www.mmcc-arts.org.

This year’s free lectures will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 in the Cultural Center’s historic auditorium. The guest speakers will be Mel Hankla and Peggy Cornett. Hankla is a collector, researcher, speaker, and writer of Kentucky’s Longrifle. Cornett has worked at Monticello since 1983, serving 17 years as the director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. A complete schedule of events for the Madison Antiques Show and Sale follows: • Thursday, February 25, Preview Party and Early Buying 6 – 9 p.m. Entrance fee $50, includes repeat admission Friday and Saturday. • Friday, February 26, 9 a.m. Free Lecture: Mel Hankla, “The Kentucky Longrifle”. • Friday, February 26, Public Show and Sale 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. $7, includes repeat admission on Saturday. • Saturday, February 27, 9 am Free Lecture: Peggy Cornet, “The Historic Garden”. • Saturday, February 27, Public Show and Sale 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. $7at the door. Order your Preview Party tickets now for the first opportunity to view and purchase antiques before the public sale begins on Friday! Purchase on-line at www.mmcc-arts.org or by calling 706-342-4743 (toll free 877-233-0598).  For additional information, please call the Center at the same phone numbers or e-mail jhayes@mmcc-arts.org.

Visit the Antiques Show and Sale webpage for a list of the 2016 dealers and more information on the lectures, http://www.mmcc-arts.org/AntiquesShow.shtml. Proceeds from the Madison Antiques Show and Sale, sponsored by Rosie and Don Becker, support programming at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, a non-profit multidisciplinary visual and performing arts center located in a renovated 1895 Romanesque Revival school building in historic Madison. Through the performing and visual arts, the Center serves an 11 county area and maintains an active membership base. The Cultural Center is handicap accessible and offers hearing devices for its main stage performances. The Center is located at 434 S. Main Street, Madison.

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