For those who love to collect any and all things having to do with the military, Brian Benedict is once again hosting his popular and family friendly Militaria and Knife Collector Show at the Patterson Recreation Department adjacent to the Metro-North Train Station and located at 65 Front Street on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The show just keeps getting bigger and bigger and better and better,” said Benedict who owns and operates The Duffle Bag, the Patterson shop for military surplus items of all kinds. Benedict will be present at the show to identify and appraise military memorabilia free of charge.
Historical items for sale will include military insignia, medals, uniforms, equipment, swords, knives, headgear, books, artwork, antique muzzle loading guns and more.
“Our vendors come from all over the Northeast and will have military material ranging in age from the time of the American Revolution to present day,” said Benedict. “We expect to have 140 tables set up for the show.”
In addition to the rows of vendors, this year there will be several uniformed living historians who will answer questions about the various eras they represent.
Admission to the show is $5.00 per person. Children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult will not be charged admission. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase at the show. A portion of the proceeds will go to Patterson Recreation Center and the American Veterans Historical Museum.
For additional information, contact the Patterson Recreation Center at 845-878-7200.