Artifacts From TITANIC Wreck Site Will Be Presented To Fifteen Visitors

Apr 3rd, 2012Press Release from Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University, Lehigh University


Norman Schaut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         Producer  800-822-4119

Lauren Sammak Furrer

Lehigh Uni.  610-758-4652

Pennsylvania’s Largest Antique And Collectibles Festival At

Lehigh University Rauch Fieldhouse in Bethlehem April 14-15

           Artifacts From TITANIC Wreck Site Will Be Presented To Fifteen Visitors

Bethlehem, Pa. – The 28th Antique City Fun Fair, the largest and most diverse antique, art and collectibles show in Pennsylvania, comes to Lehigh University’s Rauch Fieldhouse on April 14 and 15.

Founded in the Miss America Auditorium on the boardwalk in 1986, Antique City immediately became the largest indoor collectors show in the world.  Today it features exhibitors from 32 states, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy.

Antique City Producer Norman Schaut explains, “Moving this event to Bethlehem is very exciting because of the Lehigh Valley’s accessibility from throughout eastern Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Maryland.

“These April dates allow us to observe the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic tragedy by presenting items removed from the world’s largest ocean liner following it’s 1985 discovery by Dr. Robert Ballard.  These artifacts are the only pieces that the public can legally own and one will be presented with a certificate of authenticity to a visitor every hour throughout the weekend.”

Attendees can learn the value of their own treasures from a panel of experts in a format similar to the Antiques Roadshow.  Appraisals will be conducted on Sunday from 1 to 4pm.   The fee of $5 per item and all Sunday box office ticket sales will be donated to the new Pediatric Unit at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown and The Sanctuary at Haafsville, where animals are provided with a temporary or permanent home in a humane and respectful way.

The Antique City Fun Fair will present a unique exhibition called Steampunk.  Attendees will see that before old items are discarded or ignored in the attic there may be ways to repurpose them.  Fascinating and decorative pieces can be created by connecting old objects with modern technology.  Everything in this display is operational and for sale.

Steampunk is a perfect example of recycling and greening.  Many think of it as reusable fun.

General admission hours are Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.  The Saturday morning preview begins at 8am.

Avoid the box office line, enter early and save by purchasing tickets in advance.  Admission is $8 on the day of show or $5 in advance at  SaturdayOrder by phone at 800-225-1007.  Saturday preview tickets are $10.  The GPS address is 123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA where parking is free.




ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY observed, “ Norm Schaut puts the fun back in collecting” Lita Solis-Cohen of MAINE ANTIQUE DIGEST described Antique City as “The show where market watchers find out what is hot and what is not.”  THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER recommended, “Go and let yourself be dazzled.”

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