Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 22, 2013
Jonathan Fisher Antiques Show
Sun shines on antiques dealers, shoppers
by Jessica Brophy
The sixth annual Jonathan Fisher House Antiques Show was held Saturday, August 17, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds.
The antiques show raises money for the Jonathan Fisher House. Fisher was the first minister of the Blue Hill Congregational Church and built a house in 1814. That homestead is now a museum, featuring artwork, an extensive library, a home-made alarm clock and more. The entry fees and dealer rental fees for the antiques show raise money for the organization.
Sunshine and good weather brought out crowds. “It’s been an enthusiastic crowd,” said event organizer and board member Karen Wyatt. “We’ve had a lot of dealers seem happy.”
Board member Caroline Werth said there had been several customers expressing satisfaction with the event.
Board member Amey Dodge said the 18 vendors attracted “terrific traffic.” She said the traffic was “as good, if not better than in previous years.” She said she also observed many people leaving with a package or two.
Dodge said final numbers have not yet been calculated on how much was raised for the museum, but she estimates the total to be more than $3,000.