by Donna Ross, MDHS

The next Merrickville and District Historical Society lecture is planned for Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Merrickville Legion. Please join us for “Antiquing – The Thrill of the Find” with Nick Previsich. 

Collecting antiques for many is a hobby. And why? A bit of nostalgia. An heirloom. A treasure. A piece of history. An old piece that settles nicely into your home. Nick will talk about his journey into the antiquing world, the ups and downs, the searching and finally the “thrill of the find”.  

Nick’s interest in art and antiques goes back 40 years – first in Southern Alberta attending farm auctions, and later in Toronto as a graduate student. He spent weekends visiting museums, galleries, and antique stores in Toronto – often bartering with his pickup truck services in exchange for items from the shop! 

Although his career focused on the biological sciences and federal public policy development, Nick has an abiding interest in the arts and antiquities, which flourished even more in retirement. 

Nick has been a resident of Merrickville for 12 years. He has had a seasonal antique shop open to the public on Sundays on his property for the past five years. 

Come and enjoy a chat with Nick, an enthusiastic speaker on a subject he has a passion for. See what he has brought to the presentation as his special “antique find”. And while you are doing that, enjoy a sweet treat from Violets on Main Bakery!


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