GREENWICH, Conn. -- Mark your calendar for the Ephemera Fair at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20.
Ephemera are items made from paper that were not made to stand the test of time, and have since become collectible. Popular categories include correspondence, advertising materials, historical documents, posters, tickets, scores and scripts, cards, and many other items.
The Ephemera Fair - the largest show of its type in the country, is a family-friendly and unique destination for browsing, shopping, and learning. Can't-miss highlights include five pages of Braille pages typed by Helen Keller on a Braille typewriter, 100 pages of food-themed sheet music from the 1900s and an archive of materials, including a blood-stained suicide note, from pyramid-schemer Philip Musica, also known as F. Donald Coster.
The Ephemera Fair features an international group of sellers who specialize in a range of items.
According to Marvin Getman, producer of The Ephemera Fair: "Even people who don’t 'officially' collect ephemera will love this event. And odds are, they will leave with at least one item that catches their fancy. Walking through this fair is walk through history. Visitors get to see how people lived before the digital age - long before our smartphones and computers shaped the way today people define friends, correspondence, and communication."
The Ephemera Fair will be at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at the door for the two-day show are $14 for adults; college students with ID and children younger than 18 are free with an adult admission. For discounted two-day tickets or half-price Sunday-only tickets, click here .
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