About the NEAAS

The April 15th quarterly meeting of the New England Antique Arms Society scheduled to take place at the Madeley Roberts VFW Post #574 in Plainville, Connecticut has been canceled due to the current restrictions on the size of gatherings within the state.  Dates for the next regular meetings of the NEAAS remain tentative at this time while we await developments as the COVID-19 epidemic unfolds and we take whatever precautions are necessary to protect the health of our members, visitors, and the public.

The Sturbridge show (June 12-14) is still scheduled and we are hopeful we will be able to go forward. However, given uncertainty surrounding the virus we obviously will be monitoring the orders and admonitions of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ and be governed by those in effect at that time. Updates will be posted as circumstances change.

In the meanwhile, please do your best to remain healthy during this very trying time.  We encourage you to visit the NEAAS website and Facebook page and remain in contact with fellow members through emails and telephone calls.

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 2020 is June 12 – 14, 2020

This is a gem of a COLLECTOR’S show and is NOT Father’s Day Weekend this year!

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)


Modern Long Guns allowed up to 1946

Antique Guns (up to 1898) are allowed, of course!

Free Appraisals

Early Buying ONLY 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!  

We invite all other like-minded Historical Collecting Clubs & Groups, as well as all Reenactor Groups.  Please join us on Sat & Sun and present your club member badge/ member card, or wear vintage reenactor costume to enter at $6.00 each.

Public hours with general admission costs

         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 flyer, 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 (print multiple copies 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 a free appraisal from one of the many experts in the room, or sell your item!

Click here for the discount admission coupon

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center,Sturbridge, Massachusetts (MA)
366 Main Street, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566

Take advantage of the NEAAS Show room rate of $99 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.

Mission Statement

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.

Click here to begin the membership process

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. 

2019 Annual Membership Dues are due now.

MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME by mail only and no longer through the shopping cart page.
Every current member will receive a statement from N.E.A.A.S. annually, unless you are a life-member. We encourage you to mail your dues back promptly to remain in good standing.
If you’ve never been a member and would like to join, please download the membership application. Be sure to include your NEAAS sponsor and/or other clubs you are affiliated with for approval from the membership committee.  That form is located at the bottom of the HOME page.
Do not pay the annual dues fee if you are not already a member.

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