Here at SUSAT Civil War antiques we plan on bringing to you
quality items and service. We attend
many of the civil war shows and have brought exhibits as well. There is a fellowship of fellow collectors
and history enthusiasts that become like family. We travel and are always looking for
interesting items to share with you.
George has been interested in
American History most of his life. When he was 13 his family vacationed
to the East which became his first visit to Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry and
other sites from the Civil War. They all made an impression and strengthened
an interest in this period of American History. Over the years between
collecting and reenacting, American military history has been a passion of his.
Harper's Ferry as long been a special place - a
history of innovation with John Hall and James Burton and a progression of
talented people contributed to special history of the place. He has long been
partial to products of that armory. His wife Paula also has a love for history
and Harpers Ferry has become a special place for her.
Paula also is a reenactor and has a love for history. She has been a
reenactor since over 30 years and has long had a passion for clothing and other
aspects of 18th and 19th century life. She has reproduced clothing of both centuries
and enjoys costume museums as well. She has organized and coordinated period
fashion shows. We frequented antique
shops, shows and auctions when we were dating and continue to do so today.
Soon after we were married we purchased Victorian house that needed a lot
of work. She and I plugged away at the
to do list and a few years ago we able to put the house on the home tour. For many years we traveled to reenactments
and living history events. We both sew
period clothing. Many of our travels
have been to historic sites and we both love searching for antiques.
Quality is important. Relationships are important. Some things are just
hard to put down. Many bring a connections to the people and events of
those times and it still amazing to be able to hold history in your hand.