GENESEE COUNTRY ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
“Trestle Bridge Over the Genesee at Portageville” by J. Stilson, ca 1850
To the Genesee Country Antiques Dealer Association website. Our group GCADA was founded in 1948 and 74 years later the group has over 80 active members from several states. Our members offer antiques from many different genres and time periods. Each year our group promotes three antique shows - Greater Rochester Spring Antique Show, Canandaigua Antique Show, and The Greater Rochester Fall Antique Show. Please explore our website as there are blogs from our members discussing many different topics about the antique industry, information on our antique shows, and services that our members offer.
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Bob and Cheri Charboneau
Our 50th Wedding Anniversary this year happens to coincide with the Madison Bouckville Antique Festival's 50th Anniversary. My childhood home (Bob's) is 5 minutes away from the Festival and though we did not attend the first one, we have gone to several as collectors through the years. We have since exhibited twice a year for a few years at this show.
We both have been brought up in very old homes and love anything that has "a history." Being life long collectors it has been a natural progression to become dealers once we retired. Before retirement we "tested the waters" by selling at Ontario Mall Antiques and Collectibles and branched out to shows, expanding on our knowledge and expertise. And of course, as with all endeavors, the longer we travel this path, the more we learn and have gratitude for many in GCADA for helping us in our education. We can't know it all, but we have found GCADA members more than willing to be supportive and helpful in filling in our knowledge gaps.
We have been in articles written for the New York Pennsylvania Collectors. And though we have experimented with a few different types of merchandise, we both feel that we try to be the "General Store" for the antique buyer looking for just the right or unusual piece for their "look" or collection.
We are honored to be invited into the premier of Antique Associations for our area.