The New England Antique Arms Society, Inc. was founded by a group of serious antique arms collectors and historians in 1997. Since then, our membership has grown to over 200 members from across the United States and Canada.
Our members include prominent historians, artists, museum professionals, educators, antique arms dealers and collectors.
We are a non-profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Connecticut.
Show date for 2017 is June 16-18, 2017
This is a gem of a COLLECTOR’S show!
The quality and quantity of items to buy is exceptional!
Located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
The show is in two large rooms – Exhibit Hall & Ballroom
At the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (SEE BELOW)
NO MODERN HANDGUNS ALLOWED
Modern Long Guns allowed up to 1946
Antique Guns (up to 1898) are allowed, of course!
Early Buying is on Friday at 10 AM – 5 PM
As an Early Buyer, a donation of $50.00 per person is required (no coupons accepted on Friday) and your Early Buyer badge allows you entrance for the entire weekend (just wear your badge at all times). The discriminating collector can attend just when the exhibitors are beginning to set up their tables. You have a wonderful opportunity to buy first-hand!
Public hours with general admission costs (see below):
Saturday: 9 – 5; Sunday: 9 – 1
Public admission costs on Saturday & Sunday: $12 per person; or $10 per person with either coupon, flier, postcard flier, or ad; or $15 per person for a 2 day admission ticket.
To get the $2.00 discount admission, use a flier, postcard mailing, internet coupon (see the link below), cut out an Ad in a publication, or print off the Ad in one of the many online Show Calendars we participate in. Just be sure to use one coupon per person (just print multiple ones if you are bring a bunch of people)…easy to do!
You’ve seen the reality shows on the value of historical antiques and militaria. Bring your items in for either a free appraisal from one of the many experts in the room, or sell your item!
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center,Sturbridge, Massachusetts (MA)
366 Main Street, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566
Take advantage of the NEAAS Show room rate of $93.00 per night! Call 508- 347 – 7393
(Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is located on Route 20. From the North, East and West, take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) to Exit 9, Route 20 West. From the South, take either Interstate 84 or Route 131 to Route 20 West. Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is located on the shore of Cedar Lake, just past the first set of traffic lights.)
The Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center has an easy entrance and free parking.
The signature event for the New England Antique Arms Society was previously known as the Hartford Show. We have moved a half-hour north up route 84 into Massachusetts, onto Route 20 West. The show has provided the highest quality antiques, militaria, early documents, historical items, and more and more in New England for more than 18 years and has grown to be one of the finest in the country.
Every year, the show features outstanding displays of antique and historical arms and related items from the American colonial period through World War II, as well as hundreds of tables of similar items offered for sale by reputable dealers and collectors.
The Society encourages collectors, dealers, and families to come out and spend a day or two immersing yourselves in history, seeing real items that made that history. From Colonial times and the Revolutionary War Era, through the War of 1812 and the Mexican War periods, the Civil War, America’s westward expansion, the Indian Wars, and up to World War I and World War II, it’s all here.
Unlike museums, you can find that piece of history to own, so come out for a rewarding and interesting weekend of history.
a. To establish in New England a permanent organization for the promotion of friendship among and for the mutual benefit of, individuals interested in the collection, preservation, and research of antique and historical arms and related artifacts.
b. To stimulate public interest in, and appreciation for, antiques and historical arms and related artifacts, and those who collect of these items.
c. To hold regular meetings for the discussion, display, exchange, purchase, and sale of antique and historical arms and related artifacts.
d. To promote and uphold high ethical standards in the collection, selling, and trading of antique and historical arms and related artifacts.
e. To sponsor quality arms shows promoting the objectives, purposes, and policies of the Society.
We welcome and encourage all who share these goals and support these principles to become a MEMBER.
If you are considering Membership, please review the process under Article VI of the By-Laws and include your N.E.A.A.S. sponsor on your form. If you do know know a member, please add any other club affiliations you belong to.
2017 Annual Membership Dues are due now. Please renew on our “Pay & Register” Page.