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The Wayne County Antique Dealers' Association was founded in May 1967.

The first meeting was held at the American Legion in Sodus on May 5, 1967. The purpose of the organization, as per the minutes of the first meeting, was "to maintain certain standards, get fully acquainted with every dealer, and enrich our own knowledge. Edward & Alicia Dziekonski, of Wolcott, were a couple of our early charter members.
Annual dues were $12.00 per year. Meetings were held in members' homes.

The first WCADA Show & Sale was held Sept. 30, 1967, at Ontario Fireman's Park. Only dealers from Wayne County could participate. Booths were $10 for non-members and $8 for members. Seventeen booths were available.
The following spring, an antique show was held in May 1968 at the American Legion in Sodus. The spring show was held every year until 2008.

The first Fall Harvest Show & Sale was held in September 1979 at the Williamson High School. Attendance at the first fall show was 723. The fall show continues today at the same location and is held the first weekend in November.

In 1984, the Wayne County Antique Dealers' Association was incorporated.

In 1996, a Historic Grants Program was initiated to benefit chartered historical societies in Wayne County.

We meet once a month at points of interest, members homes, or businesses and give presentations, lectures, and other useful information at our meetings. We also host an annual Fall antique show. New members gladly accepted!


The WCADA is committed to helping registered Wayne County Historical Societies in their efforts to preserve the history of Wayne County. Thus the grant program was established and funded. To learn more about our grant program, download this document. Interested in writing a grant request? You will need this FAQ with application.


- Butler Historical Preservation Society/National Historic Register Plaque for   Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse
- Walworth Historical Society/Painting Restoration
- Newark-Arcadia Historical Society/Re-framing Early Paper Items

- Lyons Heritage Society: partial funding of display case for rare apothecary jar.
- Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society: interpretive panel for Peace Garden
- Sodus Bay Historical Society: archival storage for historical maps, boat, and lighthouse ephemera

After reviewing seven grant applications, the grant committee voted to award grants as follows:
- Rose Historical Society- Funding for preservation framing of three historic maps of the Town of Rose

- Ontario Historic & Landmark Preservation Society- Funding towards the restoration of a Civil War jacket worn by a local Ontario soldier during the war

The Wayne County Antique Dealers Association is pleased to announce the results of the Historic Grants Program for 2017. Of the grant applications received for this funding period, the Historic Grants Committee has selected three historical societies who will receiving funding in support of their respective conservancy and curatorial projects. The three grant awardees are the Sodus Bay Historical Society, the Wolcott Historical Society and the Macedon Historical Society.

The Sodus Bay Historical Society grant will help support the continuing efforts to restore and conserve the Sodus Bay Lighthouse building and specifically the Window Rehabilitation Project. This laborious effort entails removing each sash and each pane of glass, stripping old paint from the frames and then priming and repainting them. Once the frames have been restored, the original glass is reinstalled and re-glazed. Upon reinstallation, the windows receive new sash cords and brass weather-stripping. With thirteen windows that require restoration at a cost of $2,000 per window this is a major investment by the Society. The Wayne County Antique Dealers Association is pleased to grant $1,000 in support of this effort.

The Wolcott Historical Society recently received a donation of three business ledgers used by companies operating in the Town of Wolcott from 1810 to 1893. While the information contained in these documents provide valuable insights into the commerce and the general life of the township during the 19th Century, the ledgers are fragile and cannot be handled without risking irreparable damage. The Wayne County Antiques Dealers Association grant of $450 combined with a grant from the Town of Wolcott will support the digitization of these records so that the information can be accessed by students, scholars and all those who have an interest in learning about the business environment in 19th Century Wolcott.

The Macedon Historical Society is fortunate to have several historically significant textiles in their permanent collection. One of these objects is a Memory Quilt that was created in the mid nineteenth century. The historical value of Memory Quilts is two-fold. First, these quilts are a physical connection to a significant social interaction of women of the period. Women would gather and work collectively to cut, dye and sew the fabrics that became these beautiful and functional pieces of art. The second historic value, that is specific to Memory Quilts, is the “sewn in” lineage of family members of the maker. Family members’ names, births, deaths, marriages and other significant family-related references are all stitched into the quilt providing a lasting ancestral record for future generations. The grant of $550 to the Macedon Historical Society will help underwrite the cost of construction of a wall mounted display case that will provide adequate protection for the artifact while allowing the visiting public to view the quilt.

The Wayne County Antique Dealers Association is committed to the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of historically significant artifacts that help “tell the story” of the history of the peoples of Wayne County. The monies that support the Historic Grants Program are generated by the Wayne County Antique Dealers Association Fall Harvest Antique Show and Sale held at the Williamson High School. For more information about the Wayne County Antique Dealers Association, the 2017 Fall Show and Sale and the Historic Grants Program please go to the Associations’ website at www.wcada.com



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