Thompson Museum hosts Lost Arts Festival

August 3, 2011 —

On August 6, 2011 the Thompson Museum will be abuzz with activity during the Hudson City Wide Garage Sales. Lost artist, antique evaluations, flower show, a concert, and a fundraiser rummage sale all will be on the grounds of the Thompson Museum.

The lost artists will be demonstrating on the front porch of the Thompson Museum. Artists include basket weavers, spinners, painters, and quilters. In addition, Uncle Carl’s Dulcimer group will be demonstrating. The lost arts event is supported by the Arts and Industry Council and is a program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Roger Ponn and Bonnie Asplin of Roger Ponn Associated Appraisers, LLC will be giving verbal opinions of value of your family heirlooms. Mr. Ponn and Mrs. Asplin are the appraisers of the Thompson House Museum collections. Rest assured, both appraisers are not brokers, buyers or sellers of antiques, or affiliates of any auction houses. This helps to assure there are no conflicts of interest in giving their opinion of value on your family treasures. Tickets are limited for this event and cost just $8.00 per item, or $20.00 for three items. Tickets may also be purchased at the door of the event for $10.00 each.

The fifth annual William G. Thompson Memorial Flower show will be set up in the visitor’s center of the Thompson Museum. Entries in the categories of annuals, perennials, nature photography, harvested produce, and an open youth category will vie for the grand prize basket of gardening goods has been donated by Do It Best Hardware. Entries will be accepted up till 10:00 am of August 6th, for the entry fee of $7.50 per entry.

Tours of the Museum will be available as well. Tours will run at 10 am, 1:00 pm, and 3 pm. Tours cost $7.50 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and students. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended.

The event runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. on August 6, 2011 at the Museum, located at 101 Summit Street in Hudson. For more information on any of the events or to purchase tickets, call the Museum at 517-448-8125.