Five decades ago, Winterthur began holding its famous Delaware Antiques Show, which is considered among the top five antique shows in the United States.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary, this year’s show will be held November 8 through 10 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington and will be featuring more than 60 of the finest dealers from across the country.
The Delaware Antiques Show has been held at six different locations. It was held at the Wilcastle Center for 13 years, the hotel DuPont for three years, the Hagley Soda House for five years, the DuPont Country Club for 10 years, the Tatnall School for six years, and the Chase Center on the Riverfront for the past 13 years. The first chairman of the Delaware Antiques Show in 1964 was Arminda Dunning du Pont (Mrs. E.I. du Pont).
The opening party on Nov. 7 runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Sponsor tickets for $250 give you early entrance at 5 p.m., patron tickets at$175 give you entrance at 6 p.m.; young collector (guests age 35 and under) are $125 each and get entrance at 6 p.m. For tickets call 800-448-3883.
General Admission is $15 with tickets valid for all three days and includes the special lectures.