Meet the Manlius Historical Society’s new administrator

Tim Etter is hard at work preparing for the annual antique show

Tim Etter, of DeRuyter, was hired as the Manlius Historical Society’s new office administrator this month.

Tim Etter, of DeRuyter, was hired as the Manlius Historical Society’s new office administrator this month. Allie Wenner

— Antique Show

The Manlius Historical Society’s antique show has been a staple of the Manlius community for 37 years now. It’s become such a tradition that Jane Dall, a member of the board of trustees and a volunteer for the antique show for the past ten years, says that some people in Manlius associate the annual event with spring’s arrival.

“People around here look forward to it,” Dall said. “When the antique show comes up, you just know spring is coming.”

This year’s show will be held on April 5 and 6. Friday will be the preview party, in which people have the opportunity to get the first look at the antiques, which are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Additionally, there will be musical entertainment and refreshments provided.

And Saturday is the full-day show. Etter says they’ve been searching long and hard to find just the right dealers for the event. They’ve locked down about 20 for the antique show, which Etter said were hand-picked based on quality.

“It’s not going to be 100 dealers- some shows are- but we’ve got over 20 at this point,” he said. “They’re very high quality dealers, we didn’t ask just anybody. All of the dealers were invited.”

In addition to the antiques, there will be a glass grinder at the event for anyone who may have glass that is chipped. For a small fee, the grinder can smooth out the chips. The historical society will also have old books for sale- including old yearbooks from local high schools, for anyone who may have lost theirs. Dall says that all the hard work put into the event is well worth it and that the historical society really counts on it to stay afloat.

“The antique show is one of our main fundraisers, and we depend on it to keep us going. If it doesn’t go over well, we have to cut back.”

The event will be held at Fayetteville- Manlius High School from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10 for the preview party and $4 for the full-day sale. For more information, call 682-6660.

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