GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

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As the Greenwich Historical Society’s premier annual fundraiser, Antiquarius celebrates the decorative arts, antiques, architecture and design with our annual House Tour, Holiday Boutique, and Antiques & Design Show

This year, we are adopting an online format featuring all the elements of Antiquarius you’ve come to enjoy, plus daily email inspiration from renowned designers and tastemakers, and lively panel discussions via Zoom from December 2-5, 2020

After careful consideration, the Greenwich Historical Society has decided to present all events virtually in order to keep public health a top priority this holiday season, while still celebrating our community’s commitment to home entertaining, design and décor during this festive time of year.

We invite all of Greenwich – long-time residents and newcomers alike, along with a new global online audience to share the joys of the season with us!

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Antiquarius 2020 Virtual Events

Virtual Antiques & Design Show

DECEMBER 2- 6, 2020

Enjoy a virtual take on our annual Antiquarius Winter Antiques & Design Show. InCollect will present over 40 exclusive dealers offering a vibrant online collection of antiques and modern furniture, fine art and jewelry.  Patrons will enjoy early access to the show on December 1st.

Virtual House Tours

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020

Enjoy exclusive access to virtually tour three homes at your leisure with designers Patrick Mele, Charlotte Barnes, and Heather Georges. Experience their creative inspiration, incorporating old and new, and thoughts about creating spaces for gathering together at home during the holidays.

Antiquarius 2020 Holiday Boutique

November 27 – December 6, 2020
Each year, Antiquarius presents an exciting holiday shopping experience for both patrons and the public to benefit the Greenwich Historical Society. This year, we’ve collaborated with a curated selection of vendors and our favorite local retail partners to help kick-start your holiday shopping online.

Entertaining Workshop

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 11AM

Presented via Zoom. Join Eddie Ross, decorating and entertaining guru, as he leads an entertaining workshop for creating an unforgettable holiday centerpiece. Eddie will regale us with his clever insights on holiday entertaining, decorating, and creating a festive home for the holidays. Patrons ($500+) will enjoy a home delivery of an Eddie Ross-inspired custom Antiquarius arrangement by McArdle’s on Friday, December 4.

Designer Panel

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1pm
Presented live via Zoom- DJ Carey of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine, moderates an engaging discussion with architect Doug VanderHorn, landscape designer James Doyle, and interior designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch. The designers will discuss working with historic interiors, as well as incorporating all the best of the old and the new into distinguished Greenwich homes.

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Gingerbread House Kits

December 2-4, 2020

Decorating a home has never been more tasty. Take your creativity to a new level with our Gingerbread house kit presented by Greenwich’s own Black Forest Bakery.
Kits will be available for pick up at the Greenwich Historical Society, and will include all the basics. Submit pictures of your creations so that we can celebrate your design skills with the Antiquarius community!

Festival of Tabletop Trees

DECEMBER 2-4, 2020 FROM 4-7PM

Our second annual Festival of Tabletop Trees celebrates the talents of local retailers, organizations, and designers who help us make our homes festive sanctuaries during the holiday season. View, purchase or bid on a tree via online auction. Trees will be on display in our airy, award-winning new museum lobby, free for visitors to peruse safely throughout the day.  

Candlelit Evening Tours

DECEMBER 2-4, 2020 FROM 4-7PM
Enjoy our c1730 Bush Holley House decorated for the holidays. This year, we will offer small docent-led tours for our patrons to enjoy this much anticipated festive tradition. The museum will be open to guests for shopping, and refreshments and treats will be served.

*Pre-registration required, space is limited.

Toast to another successful year of Antiquarius and to a hopeful view to the year ahead with a festive meal at home. Patrons ($1000+) are invited to enjoy a catered dinner with wine delivered by Rebeccas restaurant of Greenwich. 

Antiquarius 2020 Committee

HONORARY CO–CHAIRS

Heather & Andrew Georges
Sally & Larry Lawrence
Susan Scully

CO–CHAIRS

Suzanne Frank
Heather Georges
Catherine Tompkins

ANTIQUARIUS COMMITTEE

Charlotte Barnes
Alexandra Cummiskey
Haley Rockwell Elmlinger
Heather Georges
Robert Getz
Barbara MacDonald
Debra Mecky
Anne Ogilvy
Heather Sargent
Patrick Mele
Alease Fisher Tallman