By LANDON WOODROOF
Precious pieces of the past as well as a variety of gardening products will help usher in spring at the Nolensville Historical Society Third Annual Antiques, Collectibles and Garden Show.
The event will be held from March 22-24 at the Nolensville Historic School, located at 7248 Nolensville Road.
The show kicks off with a preview party from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday night, March 22.
The event has become one of the signature events for the historical society, attracting around 500 visitors in its first two years. Organizers believe that this year’s event is on track to surpass that number.
The Nolensville Historical Society is accepting sponsors for the event.
In addition to the items for sale, there will also be food on hand. Several food trucks will be at the event, including Cousins Maine Lobster.
The Nolensville Historical Society will sell copies of the NHS cookbook and its six historical journals. All proceeds go to support the education, preservation and restoration of historic Nolensville.
The show’s site, Historic Nolensville School, was built in 1937. Its cafeteria and gym were added in the late ’40s and the building served as a school until 1972. Over the years, it was used as a recreation center, Nolensville’s first library, senior citizen and scout center and more.
Restored by the historical society and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, the original school has been turned into a museum that tells about Nolensville’s history.
The Nolensville Farmer’s Market fills its parking lot on Saturdays from May through October, and its gym and cafeteria may be booked for events by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show’s setting is just a stone’s throw from Nolensville’s historic district, which boasts several antique and gift stores.