Each summer, the Newport Antiques Show draws a crowd of antiques enthusiasts who both shop amongst the Show’s top notch dealers and enjoy learning about a diverse selection of American antiques. For the 2015 event, the Newport Antiques Show is proud to announce that the Museum of the American Revolution will present the Show’s loan exhibit.
The Museum of the American Revolution, a non-profit organization that is building a museum in historic Philadelphia, has a distinguished collection of artifacts, artwork and manuscripts that will be used to tell the complete story of the American Revolution in the new museum. The Museum’s collection includes objects that span the scope of the war—from General Washington’s Headquarters Tent to a private’s canteen; and from British, French and American arms used in battles to personal diaries and equipment used in camp.
“The Newport Antiques Show offers the Museum of the American Revolution an opportunity to showcase treasures from its collection in advance of the Museum’s opening in late 2016,” explains Michael Quinn, the Museum’s President and CEO. “Presenting the loan exhibit offers an ideal opportunity for the Museum to display rare and important objects – authentic witnesses to the extraordinary events of the Revolutionary Era – and provide show visitors with a sneak peek of what the new Museum will offer.”
The Newport Antiques Show, noted as being “Glamorous” by Antiques & The Arts Weekly, takes place July 24-26, 2015 at St. George’s School in Middletown, RI; the Show opens with a July 23rd Gala Preview Party. Weekend admission costs $15 per person or $20 for a three-day pass, which includes entrance to the loan exhibit, a daily lecture and the chance to shop amongst the country’s most exclusive antiques dealers. Since 2007, the Show has raised over $1.6 million for its co-beneficiaries, the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.
“As we work toward a late 2016 opening of the Museum of the American Revolution, we can think of no better place or time to showcase treasures from our collection than in historic Newport at the 2015 Newport Antiques Show,” states ZeeAnn Mason, Vice President and Director of Marketing and Communications for the Museum of the American Revolution. “We are honored to be invited to be the loan exhibitor and look forward to offering show visitors a sneak peek of a few of the extraordinary objects in our collection, some of which have never been publicly displayed.”