Museum Tag Sale Planned For June 18th

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RAHWAY – The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association’s annual museum tag sale will be Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum grounds, located on the corners of St. Georges and Westfield avenues in Rahway.

Proceeds from the tag sale are dedicated to the Legacy Preservation Campaign Fund which will be used to restore and refurbish the exterior of the 215 year old tavern building, a local historic landmark.


Board Trustee Carol Reminger commented that “A tag sale is a great way to get a super bargain on just about anything you need, and it provides the needed funds that helps keeps the museum preserved, in good repair and open to the public”.

The museum association completely restored the interior of the circa 1795, four-story building 10 years ago, and keeps it open four days a week for tours. Board Treasurer Bill Rack said, “We’re very excited about launching the exterior restoration. Thanks to our local bank, RSI, we now have the funds to hire the historic architects who will develop our long term master plan.”

The association will be happy to accept donation of any items (except clothing) from people as they clean out their attics, basements and garages. These items can be dropped off at the museum beginning Saturday, June 11 through Friday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year’s tag sale so far includes china, glassware and cookware, electronic equipment and appliances, sports gear, children’s toys, crafts, furniture, collectibles and more.

In case of rain, the Museum Tag Sale will be held the following Saturday, June 25. For more information call Alex Shipley, director of museum operations at: 1-732-381-0441.

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