The 36th annual Camden-Rockport Historical Society Antiques Show and Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, at the Camden Hills Regional High School.

The Camden Show has been the premier antiques show in Maine for early 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century furniture.

Americana, and accessories. This year's show will be another great show with antiques dealers specializing in American and English furniture, antique silver, marine antiques, decoys, Staffordshire, Flow Blue, Americana, Folk Art, early hearth equipment, and more.

This year's show will have 42 booths from seven states selling antiques in every area of the antiques market. Returning dealers in early painted furniture and Americana from Maine include Martin Ferrick and Patricia Ann Breame. The Camden show is not, however, just a country furniture show. Exhibitors will also have antique and estate jewelry, fine glass and china, silver, early soft paste, pottery, brass, copper, and pewter, quilts and other textiles, antiquarian books and prints. Grantiques will have large displays of antique and estate jewelry, and silver. A significant amount of fine glass and china can be found in the booths of Wilma's Antiques and Westwind Antiques, both of Maine. Returning for another year, exhibitors in formal and country furniture, folk art, and country accessories include Roger Williams, Louise Hardie, and Bruce Johnson Antiques, all from Maine. Rounding out the show will be returning exhibitors Witts End Antiques from New York who will be bringing 18th & 19th century furniture and Hudson River Valley Paintings; Collette Donovan from Massachusetts bringing early Americana and furniture; and Hermitage Antiques, specializing in early tall clocks; and R. C. Bowen with English smalls. Returning from a distance are Stephen-Douglas Antiques from Vermont, and Ester Gilbert Antiques from Massachusetts bringing Marine antiques, barometers, and muskets, plus many others. These are only a few of the 42 dealers; there will also be others exhibiting wonderful prints, paintings, paper items and ephemera, silver, garden antiques and decorator items.

This year the Camden-Rockport Historical Society will present an historical exhibit of vintage quilts, clothing and artifacts. Raffle tickets will be available for sale, fora 'Chum Dash'quilt, to benefit the historical society's archival fund. Their exhibit will occupy the center of the gym and is well worth seeing.

Visitors will find the show well-rounded with an exciting variety of antiques in all price ranges and with the quality that the Camden Show patrons have come to expect over the years.

The Camden-Rockport Historical Society uses the proceeds from the show to help fund their many local projects. Among them is The Conway House, the Society's Museum located on Route 1 south of the village, where visitors are welcome from Mondays to Fridays. The Antiques Show will again be catered with lunch and snacks available. Adult admission is $7 each ($6 with the ad appearing elsewhere in this paper) and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camden Hills Regional High School is on Route 90 less than a mile from the intersection with Route 1. For more information, call Goosefare at 800-641-6908.