SPOTLIGHT

Antiques Week in PhiladelphiaThrough Saturday, April 25, 2009
From April 17-25, the market for Americana is in high gear in Philadelphia. Two outstanding antique shows combined with an array of auctions, lectures and special events make this a prime destination for antiques enthusiasts.

The hub of the bustling marketplace is the well-established Philadelphia Antiques Show at The Navy Yard. Setting the standard for outstanding quality and integrity for 48 years, 50 leading dealers bring together the finest examples available today and attract collectors and dealers with a passion for the American past.

The 23rd Street Armory Show rounds out the offering of fine antiques and decorative arts, making this April weekend in Philadelphia a destination for collectors and dealers from all parts of the country. Fascinating, educational and fun...there's something for everyone in every price range, and a free shuttle service from 30th Street Station makes traveling to the shows easy and convenient.

For those who enjoy a passion for collecting and the thrill of live bidding, two excellent auctions also take place during Antiques Week in Philadelphia. Freeman's America's Oldest Auction House features Americana on April 19, while Pook and Pook has set April 24 and 25 as sale dates for its American and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts auction.

To round out your Philadelphia visit for antiques, also plan some time to browse the antiques stores located on Pine Street within Historic Antique Row or visit the historic houses located throughout Philadelphia's famed Fairmount Park.
HIGHLIGHTS
Lights of Liberty Show
Through Wednesday, September 30, 2009
PECO Energy Liberty Center
Presented by Lights of Liberty Show
Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy
Through Monday, September 7, 2009
The Franklin
Museum Week
Through Sunday, May 3, 2009
Happy Easter!
Through Sunday, April 12, 2009
Local Arts Calendars Breakfast with Ben
Through Saturday, September 5, 2009
Independence Visitor Center
Tippler's Tour
Through Thursday, October 29, 2009
Independence Living History Center
Presented by Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

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