5th Midwest Antiques Forum in Lebanon, Ohio, April 24-26

Now in its fifth year, the Midwest Antiques Forum will again be held at the historic Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, Ohio, April 24-26. There is a full slate of speakers on a variety of antiques-related topics, as well as optional tours of historic homes and A Tradition of Progress: Ohio Decorative Arts 1860-1945 at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, of which p4A is a proud sponsor.

Friday’s optional travel program includes a tour of A Tradition of Progress by guest curator Andrew Richmond, followed by a tour of The Georgian, the historic home operated by the Fairfield Heritage Association, and a lunch-time presentation on collecting and researching regional antiques. The road trip will conclude with tours of Mt. Oval, a Palladian-style home in Circleville, and the Corbin-Bolin House, a Greek Revival home in Lebanon.

Saturday and Sunday are days packed with learning through informative lectures. Noted presenters include retired curator of the State Historical Museum of Iowa Michael Smith, who will discuss the Raab family of potters, Garth’s auctioneer Andrew Richmond, who will highlight European-styled furniture made in 19th-century Indiana, and Cowan’s Auctions specialist Jennifer Howe, who will talk about her extensive research on the art carved furniture of Cincinnati. Other presenters include spatterware collector and scholar Tyler Thompson, folk art collector John Kolar, and traditional saddler and leatherworker James Leach. And the dinner presentation will once again be p4A senior Editor Hollie Davis’s antiques market analysis.

Rooms are available at the Golden Lamb, and can be reserved by contacting Kent Anderson (937.426.7573). Historic Lebanon offers a variety of dining options, as well as numerous antique shops. For more information, visit http://www.midwestantiquesforum.com.