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ABOUT US

Welcome to the Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association (GCADA) Website.

 

   2019 marks the 71st year of the Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association. In 1948, a few Rochester, New York antique dealers formed a nonprofit association of well known and respected collectors and sellers of 17th and 18th-century pieces of furniture, wall hangings, textiles, ceramics, photographic items, and primitives. Over the last 71 years the Association, guided by a Constitution and By-Laws, Board of Directors, and Officers, has thrived to our present day membership of 84.  Today our membership encompasses many areas of the USA, as well as, Canada, who offer a much larger selection of quality antiques and collectibles, as well as related services. It is the mission of GCADA to require its members to meet a high standard of ethics and integrity in order to best serve collectors and purchasers of antique items and services. GCADA sponsors educational and cultural events on antiques that are open to the public. Check the “Events Calendar” for upcoming lectures.  Another annual mission of GCADA, with proceeds from its antique shows, is to offer grants to area museums and historical societies.  Also, a student of the Art and History programs at Nazareth College, participate in our donation to their Scholarship Fund. The following is a list of Grant recipients in addition to Nazareth College Scholarship Fund:

 

  • Village of Churchville

  • Wheatland Historical Society

  • Rochester Museum and Science Center

  • Ontario Historical Society

  • Scottsville Historical Society

  • Corning Museum of Glass

  • Susan B. Anthony House

  • Irondequoit Pioneer House

  • Livingston County Historical Society

  • Rochester, Lockport & Buffalo Trolley Depot Restoration Committee

  • The Historical Society of the Town of Hopewell

  • Geneva Historical Society

  • Sonnenburg Mansion, Canandaigua, New York

  • Newark-Arcadia Historical Society and Museum

  • Walworth Historical Society

  • County of Wayne Historical Society and Museum

  • Genesee Country Historians Association

  • Nunda Historical Society

  • Town of York Historical Society

  • Farmington Historical Society

  • Town of Gorham Historical Society

  • Historic Brighton

  • Rochester City Public Library

  • Sodus Point Lighthouse and Museum

  • Ontario County Historical Society

  • Town of Gorham Historical Society

  • Rose Hill Mansion of the Ontario County Historical Society

 

Through the generosity of the GCADA members, we also give back to the Rochester Community at Christmastime by donating many gifts to the children of the Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocate group (CASA).

 

GCADA hosts two antique shows each year where members display their finest wares for the public. These shows and sales are organized and managed by members of the Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association. Also, offered for our younger patrons, is a treasure hunt to peak their interest in antiques. 

  

The March show (March 16 & 17, 2019), at Nazareth College, Pittsford, New York, has been existing for 44 years and is considered Western New York’s Premier show and sale.  Our 2019 Summer show, June 15, is beginning its' third year at Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, Canandaigua, New York. At both shows, dealers offer a broad array of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century antiques and collectibles. The items include: Period, Formal and Country Furniture, Folk Art, Redware, Stoneware, Treenware, Textiles, Porcelains, Art Glass, Cut Glass, China, Clocks, Early and Victorian Lighting, Duck Decoys, Graniteware, Historical Memorabilia of Military Events, Metal Wares, Jewelry, Native American Art, Asian Art, Maps, Old Books, Oriental Rugs, Historic Paper and Ephemera, Prints, Paintings, Silver, Quilts, Bottles, Advertising Items, Vintage clothing, purses and much more.

 

There is always something of special interest to be found at our antique shows whether it be to add to a collection or to stimulate interest in starting a collection.  Our dealers are knowledgeable and are happy to discuss antiques with you.  Antiquing is a fun event to share with all generations of family and friends.