“Strike three! You are out!” These are words you will hear from late March through  October. Yes, the boys of summer are back. Baseball, hotdogs and mom’s apple pie are things we all enjoy through spring, summer, and fall. This year the official first day of the summer solstice is Thursday, June 21st. To celebrate the first day of summer, the Historic Burlington Antiques and Art Emporium will offer hotdogs to all customers from 4pm to 7pm.

     The frankfurter started out in the form of a sausage, known as a “dachshund” or “little-dog”, created in the late 1600’s by butcher Johann Georghehner, living in Coburg, Germany. Georghehner traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to promote his new product and the frankfurter was born. The origin of the word “hot dog” stirs as much debate as the existence of UFOs. In America, the year 1893 was an important date in hot dog history. At the Chicago Colombian Exposition, visitors consumed large quantities of the little sausages nestled in a little bun. Also in 1893, a German immigrant who owned the St. Louis Browns, a Major League Baseball Team at that time, introduced the little sausage to the fans, which became a  standard at all ball parks.


For the month of June and part of July, the Emporium’s display case will be filled with items relating to America’s famous past time “Baseball”. Bats, signed baseballs, gloves, baseball cards, and other memorabilia will be on sale.

     The Emporium is a 14,000 square foot building nestled in the center of the Historic City of Burlington, New Jersey. Once automobiles were serviced and repaired in the space that now houses the Historic Burlington Antiques and Art Emporium. Open seven days a week from 11am-5pm (Thursday until 7pm), the Emporium is located at 424 High St. Burlington City, New Jersey or phone 609-747-8333 for directions. The coffee pot is always on and we offer complimentary snacks to energize your shopping. Please join us on Thursday June 21st for a hot dog treat, and as the umpire will say thru the summer “Play Ball”.

       Happy Antiquing!


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