Tag Sale in Tobacco Shed
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
September 29th, September 30th and October 1st, 2017
8:00 am-2:00 pm
at the Welles-Shipman-Ward-House
972 Main St. (Rte. 17) in South Glastonbury
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GLASTONBURY
PRESENTS 5th ANNUAL TAG SALE IN THE TOBACCO SHED
The Historical Society of Glastonbury (HSG) proudly presents its annual Tag Sale in the Tobacco Shed 8:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 29th, September 30th, and October 1st 2011. The tag sale and consignment sale will be on the beautiful grounds of the 1755 Welles-Shipman-Ward House, 972 Main Street (Route 17) in South Glastonbury, where the ambiance is relaxed and peaceful. The tag sale will be in and around the recently reconstructed DelMastro 1870 tobacco shed. Eastbury Barn will be the site of the consignment sale – vintage and antique pieces of higher value. The event is rain or shine. Admission is free. An early bird special will be held Friday, September 30th between 7:00am and 8:00am. Admission to the early bird event is $10.
A tag sale and consignment sale give HSG members and friends incentive to clean out their homes and simultaneously give back to the community by donating items to HSG. In turn it allows for the consumer to reuse, recycle, and “be green” and sustainable while decorating and furnishing one’s home, finding unique presents and reducing the Town’s trash costs.
If you would like to donate items and/or consign items please stop by the Tobacco Shed at the Welles-Shipman-Ward house between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm Saturday, September 24th through Wednesday, September 28th. You may also call the Historical Society at 860.633.6890 or Judy Harper at 860.633.4821 to make other arrangements.
Funds raised from these sales support the mission of HSG to educate through the preservation and promotion of Glastonbury’s extraordinary historical legacy. In addition to owning, maintaining and operating multiple historic properties, HSG sponsors numerous public events; publishes books, brochures and news articles; and maintains an exceptional research library. Glastonbury fifth graders visit HSG twice a year for experiences integrated into their Social Studies curriculum. Up-coming free Farm Day, Sunday September 17th, 1:00pm-5:00pm, celebrates Glastonbury’s farming history with fun and educational activities for all ages. As a non-profit, HSG funds these activities solely by the support of members, business sponsors, foundations, donations, grants, Town and State, and fund-raisers such as the tag sale and consignment sale.
Parking is available on site, with overflow parking at St. Augustine’s Church, at 55 Hopewell Road. A well-maintained short path from the parking area leads to the WSW house. For more information, contact the Historical Society at 860-633-6890 or HSGlastonbury@sbcglobal.net.
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVILEY AT THE HSG TAG SALE AT THE TOBACCO SHED
Horse Drawn Wagons – A new lawn ornament for your home?
The Harpers bought Fred Ames' farm in Portland, CT in 1946. The wagons were in the carriage barn along with many other farming implements and the horse. The wagons stayed there until now, occasionally moved a little bit within the barn for various reasons. Now the Harpers want to use the barn space for other things and it seems time to share them. They move amazingly well for their age and lack of use. (Figuring they are at least 100 years old.) They likely need lots of weather-proofing to be used outside and some carpentry to be used for wagon work.