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Midwest Antiques Forum to be held in Lancaster Ohio

The Forum will be held May 13-15 at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, located at 245 East Main Street in Lancaster, Ohio, in conjunction with the Center’s current exhibition, Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860. Ohio-based, Ltd. is the Forum’s major sponsor, with additional support from Antique Week, Cowan’s Auctions, Garth’s Auctions, Maine Antique Digest, and the Ohio Historical Decorative Arts Association. The registration fee for the Forum is $245. Continuing education credits are available for members of ISA, ASA, and AAA.

During the three-day conference, participants will hear lectures from some of the leading experts in the field. Topics include the French style in the early Midwest (Bill Puig, independent scholar and consultant), Midwestern Germanic furniture (Andrew Richmond, vice president, Garth’s Auctions), Ohio coverlets (Trish Cunningham, professor, Ohio State University), Anna Pottery of Illinois (Ellen Denker, independent scholar), Wisconsin decorative arts (Emily Pfotenhauer, outreach specialist, Wisconsin Heritage Online), and treasures of the Western Reserve Historical Society (Dean Zimmerman, chief curator, WRHS). Concluding the lectures will be a talk by Brock Jobe of the Winterthur Museum, putting Midwestern decorative arts in the broader context of American decorative arts. Attendees may also take special tours of Equal in Goodness and of local historical landmarks, including the Georgian Museum and the Square 13 Historic District. There will also be a panel discussion on Midwestern decorative arts in the antiques marketplace. Panelists include auctioneers Wes Cowan and Jeff Jeffers, dealer Charles Muller, collector Susan Widder, and curator Dean Zimmerman.

For more information on the Midwest Antiques Forum, including a schedule of events, speaker biographies, hotel and restaurant information, and to register, visit

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