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Preservation Virginia and Melrose and Johns to Present the Antiques in Charlottesville Show

January 8, 2012

Antiques In Charlottesville is proud to partner with Preservation Virginia and the respected show management team of Melrose and Johns to bring an acclaimed antiques show of national stature to downtown Charlottesville, for the benefit of our community and state. Last year's show included an extended weekend of celebration and events:

"Gala Preview Party, Luncheon and Speaker, Early Bird Dealer Walk-thru, Best of Show Awards, Appraisals (our mini Road Show), and three days of shopping and visiting with over 40 Antique Dealers from the East Coast and Midwest.

We look forward to offering our community another opportunity to experience Antiques In Charlottesville. In 2012, we will return to the spacious venue of the Main Street Arena on the Downtown Mall. Adjacent to the Omni Hotel, we look forward to sharing events with the public at large, as well as those attending the Festival of the Book from March 23rd through March 25th. Parking at the Omni is convenient and covered from the weather. Those travelling from out of town will find our location ideal for an extended weekend stay of shopping and learning. We invite you to join us! To learn more about the show, including scheduled events, tickets, and reservations, please visit:

Preservation Virginia

Imagine Virginia without Historic Jamestowne, Smithfield Plantation or the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Imagine Virginia without its distinct neighborhoods, downtowns and rural historic districts. Places like these make Virginia interesting and distinctive. For more than 122 years, Preservation Virginia has been saving historic places and their ongoing educational, economic and cultural contributions to their communities. ?Preservation Virginia is a private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889. This oldest preservation organization in the state is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural and historic heritage, thereby ensuring that historic places are integral parts of the lives of present and future generations. Their mission is directly consistent with and supportive of Article XI of the Constitution of Virginia, benefiting both the Commonwealth and the nation. ?To learn more about Preservation Virginia:

Press Contact

Mary A. R. Howard, Show Chairman: To learn more about the show, sponsor an event, or join the volunteer committee, e-mail: or call (434-962-2730). You may be sent a link to download our 2012 Sponsors' Program upon request.

Jay Melrose, Show Manager: To reserve a booth at the show, contact the general manager by e-mail:

Elizabeth Chumlea, Program Editor: To advertise in the 2012 program, please contact Program Editor by e-mail: You may be sent a link to download our 2012 Advertising Guide upon request.