Settled in 1673, Woodbury has a long and rich history with its abundance of Colonial, Greek revival and Victorian mansions, as well as many historic points of interest listed on The National Register of Historic Places. Mixed with antique shops and art galleries are: the Hurd House Museum, one of the earliest houses on its original site in Connecticut; King Solomon Masonic Temple, the oldest Masonic Lodge in continuous use in the state; and The Curtis House - Connecticut's first Inn. Woodbury is also home to the notable Glebe House Museum, a robin's egg blue house that claims to be the birthplace of Episcopalianism in America and outside is the only known garden in the United States designed by the famed landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll.

Woodbury's reputation as an "Antiques Capital" began over 50 years ago as legendary dealers such as Kenneth Hammitt, Ethel Bjerkoe, Mason Stewart, Moira Wallace, Ignatius Weiss, and Howard and Priscilla Richmond, established their businesses in historic homes on and around Main Street. They were soon joined by long time current Woodbury shop owners who established Woodbury as a favorite rural antiquing destination for Collectors, Decorators and Dealers alike. As a result, many shops are now second and third generation antiques dealers.

The town continues to attract many new dealers and art galleries both large and small. Today, Woodbury allows you to visit a multitude of dealers, offering virtually all categories, periods and styles of antiques, related accessories, gifts and bench-made reproductions from every corner of the world.

The Woodbury Antiques Dealers Association was established by a group of its present dealers, in the early 1980's. Today WADA has ten member dealerships in Woodbury, and one in adjoining Roxbury.

The following members comprise the Board of Directors and may each be contacted directly by telephone:

President & Board Chairperson

Karen Reddington-Hughes of Abrash Galleries Rugs & Antiquities- Tel: 203 263-7847

Vice President - Advertising

Wilson Forero of Antiquario Villas & Cottages - Tel: 203 263-7888

Vice President- Community Relations

Kathleen Dowd of Wayne Mattox Antiques - Tel: 203 263-2899

Secretary

Michael Suffin of Martell & Suffin Antiques - Tel: 203 263-1913

Treasurer

S.T.B. "Steve" Jablonski of Antiquario Villas & Cottages -
Tel: 203 263-2211

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