After a proclamation by George Washington to Congress, Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789.


     It originated as a harvest festival. President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 proclaimed the last Thursday in November to celebrate Thanksgiving as a federal holiday. Today we celebrate Thanksgiving with family, loved ones, and friends giving thanks for one’s blessings and freedoms. Through the years, Thanksgiving is associated with the best feast of the year with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and all the fantastic desserts resulting in you having to take an extra notch off your belt. Thanksgiving is also a day filled with football games and now shopping. The day after Thanksgiving is  called Black Friday. The day retailers move from the red to the black, the day shoppers look for the best deals, and the day which is the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.

     The Historic Burlington Antiques and Art Emporium invites you to shop at our establishment from 9am to 5pm on Black Friday .The coffee pot is on with complimentary snacks to energize your shopping. On Black Friday, the Emporium will give a free poinsettia to the first twenty five transactions (one plant per customer). If you don’t like large crowds, while fighting for a parking spot, the Emporium is the place to shop. The Emporium staff will help you find that special and unique present.


     The Emporium courtyard will come alive with a  light show and the Emporium display case will be filled with  Christmas collectibles. The Emporium is a 14,000 square foot building filled with jewelry, furniture,  glassware, pottery, porcelain, toys, lighting, and collectibles of today. The Emporium dealers are always picking and adding new merchandise to their booth or cases each day. It is always an adventure at the Emporium, you never know what you will find!

“Hope to see you on Black Friday and Happy Antiquing!”