Beautiful gardening products, unique antiques and vintage items will usher in spring at the third annual Nolensville Historical Society’s Antiques, Collectibles and Garden Show March 22-24. The show, which has become one of the NHS’s signature events, raises money to support the education, preservation and restoration of historic Nolensville.
Among the treasures, shoppers will find antique luminaries, vintage glass and décor, costume jewelry, pictorial family trees, vintage furniture, estate sale jewelry, model trains, gardening items and more at the show set up inside the Historic Nolensville School gym at 7248 Nolensville Road.
Food trucks will be Cousins Maine Lobster and Padrino’s Pops on March 23. Itty Bitty Donuts will be at the March 24 show. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24. Admission at the door is $2 each day.
“This is an excellent opportunity for people to come to Nolensville, visit the show, find treasures, meet friends and get lunch,” said Carroll Moore, Nolensville Historical Society president. “We look forward to meeting you and you’ll find a friendly crowd.”
A Preview Party from 5-8 p.m. March 22 will feature early shopping, appetizers and dessert samples, including Elizabeth Davis’s famous banana pudding. Tickets to the Preview Party are $12 and include show admission March 23-24. Organizers urge patrons to buy Preview Party tickets at www.nolensvillehistoricalsociety.org.
“Where there’s good food there’s a good time,” said Michelle W. Jenkins, NHS show 2018 chair. “We offer not only Preview Party yumminess Thursday evening but also food trucks for their special yumminess on Friday and Saturday. And we’ll have so many unique items to purchase for yourself or as gifts.”
Minerva Appraisal will be available 10 a.m. to noon March 23 to give informational-only appraisals for $15 per item. Limit two items per person. No coins, guns or stamps, and please bring photos of furniture.
Gardening vendors include Nature’s Best Nursery Lawn and Landscape, Lotus Floral Shop and Wise Butter. Antique and collectible vendors include New Purpose Vintage Décor, Brookfield Farm, National Genealogy Co., Nan’s Attic, My Sister’s House Interior, Miss Shirley’s, Recollections, Joy in the Morning, Agnes and Herbert Nichols and more.
Some of the show sponsors include Painted Dragonfly, Shabby Lane and Mint Springs.
The show’s site, Historic Nolensville School, is just a stone’s throw from Nolensville’s historic district, which boasts antique and gift stores. The district is now connected to Nolensville Park trail by a new bridge over Mill Creek.
The school was built in 1937. Its cafeteria and gym were added in the late 40s, and the building served as a school until 1972. Restored by the NHS and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, the original school is a museum of Nolensville’s history. The museum is open from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The gym and cafeteria may be booked for events by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nolensville Historical Society meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of odd-numbered months at the Nolensville Historical School. Potluck starts at 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:45 p.m. Next meeting is May 14. All are welcome.