The A.T. Stewart Exchange, along with The Garden City Historical Society Museum, will be participating in Homecoming Oct. 15 at 109 Eleventh Street.
The museum will be open for tours and will be hosting a silent auction, including items such as fine jewelry, artwork, antiques and more. The public is invited.
“2011 is the first year the Society will be open during Homecoming and we have invited five new vendors to sell their collectibles and antiques. The museum, the gift shop on the first floor and the A.T. Stewart Exchange will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Homecoming Day,” said Martha Derderian, board member.
Founded in 1975, The Garden City Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, chartered by the New York State Education Department. It is dedicated to preserving the historic character, ambiance and unique heritage of the Village of Garden City, and educating its members and the public in preservation and history related matters.
The Society owns and operates The Garden City Historical Society Museum, located at 109 Eleventh Street in Garden City. The Museum is an original 1872 A.T. Stewart-era “Apostle” Victorian structure deeded to the Society by the Episcopal Diocese. The Society’s Archives include more than 1,000 artifacts, which are stored in a temperature and climate-controlled room at the museum.
The Society offers periodic lectures and presentations to promote awareness of the village and its history, publishes a newsletter, Historical Notes, and maintains an Historic Structure Survey of pre-1935 residential and non-residential structures in the Village of Garden City.
The Society’s A. T. Stewart Exchange (consignment shop), on the lower level of the museum, offers unique items for sale and is run by volunteers. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Parking is available behind the museum. Visit www.gardencityhistoricalsociety.org for more information.