Nation's First President to Help Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Celebrate 60th Year

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Antique lovers will get a presidential welcome November 14-16 at the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show. George Washington, as brought to life by renowned re-enactor Carl Closs, will be on hand for three full days to mark the show's anniversary.

Antique lovers will get a presidential welcome November 14-16 at the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show.

Celebrating its 60th consecutive year, the show will bring together 38 top-ranking dealers from around the nation offering for sale more than 5,000 examples of antiques and fine art at the Holiday Inn Historic District.

George Washington, as brought to life by renowned re-enactor Carl Closs, will be on hand for three full days to mark the show's anniversary.

A soldier, business executive, educator and scholar, Closs devotes himself to helping Americans discover the "real" George Washington.

Filled with fun facts about the Father of His Country, Closs will greet visitors to the show and provide the curious with insights into Washington's public and private lives. He will also mark the show's official opening by a ribbon cutting at the gala preview party on November 13.

Whether decorating a single room or an entire house, serious shoppers will delight in discovering some of the finest antiques on the market today at the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show.

Students and first-time treasure hunters will also find the show a friendly way to learn about the fascinating world of antiques.

Dealers will display furniture, paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, textiles, rugs, silver, clocks, jewelry, folk art, and equestrian and maritime antiques from three centuries. Every item is backed by a guarantee of authenticity.

Participating dealers will include Appleton Manor Antiques & Gallery, New Ipswich, NH; At the Sign of the Sycamore, Sewickley, PA; Patricia Barger; Fairfield, CT; Susan Barr Antiques, Trumball, CT; Donald Storrar Bethune, Macon, GA; Brennan & Mouilleseaux, Northfield, CT; Brill's Antiques, Newport News, VA; Douglas Constant, Inc., Orient, NY; The Country Squire, Milton, MA; Dawson Gallery, Annapolis, MD; Drake Field Antiques, Longmeadow, MA; Dongan Collection, Bronxville, NY; Dubey's Art & Antiques, Baltimore, MD; Sue Ewald, Poolesville, MD; Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art, Fredericksburg, VA; Framont, Greenwich, CT; James Gallagher, North Norwich, NY; The Hanebergs Antiques; East Lyme, CT; J&M Antiques, East Amherst, NY; Johanna Antiques, Baltimore, MD; Merry Walk Antiques, Annapolis, MD; Zane Moss Antiques, New York, NY; Nicoll Fine Art & Antiques, Newcastle, ME; Park Place Gallery, Delton, MI; Elinor Penna, Garden City, NY; Perry-Joyce Fine Arts, Sawyer, MI; Howard Price Fine Art, Lake Worth, FL; Derek & Tina Rayment Antiques, Cheshire, UK; Shaeffer/Sutor, Glyndon, MD; Shaia Oriental Rugs of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA; Earl Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Maryknoll, NY; Victoriana, Rocky Mount, NC; Washington Square Antiques, Alexandria, VA; Washington Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Ed Weissman, Antiquarian, Portsmouth, NH; and Roger D. Winter, Solebury, PA.

Hours of the show are Friday, November 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, November 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, November 16, 12 noon-5 p.m.

Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each or for $12 each at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com. Children under 12 are free.

The show is located at the Holiday Inn Historic District at 625 First Street. Free parking is available.

Proceeds from the show benefit the Historic Alexandria Foundation. The foundation awards grants annually to an array of preservation projects and conducts a preservation awards program.    

Separate tickets are required for the preview party, November 13, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., and for all other special events. More information is available at 703.549.5811.

About Armacost Antiques Shows
Armacost Antiques Shows lets people of all ages discover the simple pleasure of owning fine antiques. Visitors to our shows can shop, look and learn in friendly surroundings, knowing they can buy with a guarantee of authenticity. All shows benefit nonprofits, including museums, churches, social service agencies and preservation groups. The nonprofit sponsors help generate enthusiasm for antiques while delivering much-needed financial support for their institutions and communities. More information is available at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.

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