From the editor's desk  |  By Elizabeth Pochoda

Wendell Garrett (1929-2012)

November 16, 2012  |  We are an extended family here at Antiques and we are mourning our most valued member-the man who gave Americana its voice and our office its warmth.

There will be a celebration of Wendell's life at the Winter Antiques Show on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. It will be a joyful occasion. This was a joyful man. 

In addition, a memorial fund in Wendell Garrett’s honor has been established at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.  For further information or to make a contribution, please contact Matthew Thurlow, Major Gifts Officer, Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735 or 302-888-4878.

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midtownantiques   11/28/12 | 1:57pm

Its strange that I found this site by mistake because I have recently hauled up some archived magazines that I have been reading for the past 2 months. Sorry to hear about Wendell. I have been reading his articles from the 1970 issues that I found in the basement of my family business. He always had a great perspective on the business and life. Thanks,

paula fogarty   11/21/12 | 8:39am

The world is missing a bright shining star. I was fortunate to have known and worked with Wendell for many years on the road extolling the virtues of eighteenth-century American arts. Through sleet, wind, sun, and snow, Wendell arrived with his rapier-like wit and scholarly showmanship to trumpet American history like no other. His methods and messages permeate the work I am doing know as a writer. I will personally miss him as I know all whom he touched will as well. --- Paula S. Fogarty