8:00am - 6:00pm
“Spend a day in old New England and take a walk back in time to the heart of an 18th century colonial village.” We will meet in the hotel lobby and board the van to Deerfield MA. After a welcome video, we will tour the Wells Thorn House (125 years of Deerfield history), the Williams House (originally constructed in 1730) and then to the Stebbins House, the federal style home of a wealthy Deerfield family. Lunch will be on our own at either the Deerfield Lunch Box (a take out lunch) or a sit down meal at the Deerfield Inn. After lunch, you will have time on your own to explore The Flynt Center of Early New England Life, the burying ground, Blake Footpath and, of course, time to shop. We will return to the hotel between 5 and 6 pm.
Transportation, Guided Tours and Admissions $115 member/$130 non-member
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join the Show Committee Thursday evening from 6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. for an early taste of the weekend’s fun. Call it a social gathering, call it a show and tell, call it a workshop, just call in and see what we’re doing. There will be light refreshments on hand, fun conversation, and maybe a giveaway or two. Bring a project and hang out, or just stop in on your way to or from class or dinner. See you there!
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Stop by the Atrium to enjoy complimentary crudité platters and a dessert buffet, chat with friends, and visit with the artists demonstrating their crafts.
At the close of sales, the live auction will begin, offering yet one more chance for the acquisition of unique miniatures. And that is just the beginning of the party; which will continue into the evening with a ticketed banquet and program, which will include some history (of the Guild), some music (by IGMA Trustee Debi Weisler and her husband, Cliff), some games and some give-aways! Be sure to purchase your ticket in advance, as numbers will be limited.
The Guild Show 2019 is the 40th and we would like to fill the Hartford Room with miniatures of the past and the present. We invite you to exhibit any dollhouses, room boxes, vignettes, domes, and individual pieces that you have created or purchased.
Exhibits are in place until Sunday afternoon, but arrangements can be made for early removal. There are display cases for items that are not covered. Monitors will be present during viewing hours and the room will be locked after hours. We will provide electricity, and some risers and lighting but you must supply your own extension cord(s) and any special risers or lighting.
Mail or email the completed form to:
484 Summer Ave
Reading, MA 01867-3821