Thursday, March 27, 2008

All Natural Handcrafted Soaps

Home Again Antiques at Old City Hall Shoppes has just stocked 12 wonderful scents of all natural handcrafted soaps. We are proud to offer these high quality soaps. They contain no synthetic fragrances, colors or preservatives. They also retain all the glycerin produced in the soap making they are non-drying and leave your skin feeling wonderful.
These soaps are made in the USA.
We even have a men's scent packaged up just for the Route 66 fans! All soaps are $4.95 per bar.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Welcome Diana Rich-new dealer at OCHS

We are happy to welcome Diana Rich as a new dealer at Old City Hall Shoppes. Diana has been collecting antiques for years and this is her first time to try her hand at being a dealer. Diana has a wide variety of vintage and new items in her room. Everything from vintage farm tools to dishes to handcrafted jewelry. Come on in and check it out!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Think Spring...

We have some little mama birds in their nests waiting to go home with you and bring a little spring to your nest.

It's almost Easter! We have some vintage and some new Easter items that might make the perfect centerpiece for your Easter table. After the holiday, they are wonderful spring accents.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

M. Campanelli's Rt. 66 Photography Show Opening

Here is a shot of our building, Pontiac's old City Hall and Firehouse. The new art exhibit is in the spaces linking the two buildings on the upper level. It's a wonderful old building.
Michael Campanelli (center) stands with Pontiac and Rt. 66 museum officials for the ribbon cutting on his photography exhibit.
Visitors mingle as they prepare to visit the Rt. 66 photography exhibit for the first time.
Author John Weiss speaks as Pontiac mayor Scott McCoy looks on.
Michael Campanelli meets with the press at the opening. It's a wonderful exhibit. Come visit us and enjoy our museums, the photography exhibit and our shop.

Hanging an Art Show

There has been much excitement in our building lately. The city has been restoring the old jail cells to house a wonderful photography exhibit. Michael Campanelli travelled Rt 66 from end to end in eight days......recording his trip every step of the way. Here Michael and Rt. 66 expert and author John Weiss watch the progress being made on the hanging of the photos.
The city has done a wonderful job of restoring these should have seen what they looked like before. I'm really sorry I didn't take "before" photos! Now they are a beautiful space to showcase Campanelli's work. Here city administrator Bob Karls checks out the progress.
As you can see these photos are hung in an old jail cell complete with barred doors and windows. This space is accessible from our shop. The gallery space connects our shop and the war museum with the Illinois Rt. 66 Association Museum. Now you can come in one of the spaces and wander through the whole building with out ever having to go back outside. Soon we will have an elevator to complete the project.