Swap it out at White Post

The White Post Auto Museum has new owners and a new lease on life, as Vance and Keri Tierney host their first swap meet Saturday, April 27

  • Apr. 25, 2013 7:00 p.m.

The White Post Auto Museum has new owners and a new lease on life, as Vance and Keri Tierney host their first swap meet Saturday, April 27.

The couple was looking for new, fun, things to do at the museum and noticed the need for a swap meet similar to the annual Chase event that had been moved to Logan Lake.

“We had the space,” she says, and so hosting a swap meet makes sense.

The Tierneys are familiar with swap meets, not only as spectators, but buyers and sellers too. The couple will put their experience into the event they hope will be popular with local residents.

Keri says plenty of interest and excitement has been expressed already.

One of her favourite items at Saturday’s event is a 1956 Mercury. This is rare, she says as there aren’t many of them around anymore, and the year of the car is a particularly good one.

The family-friendly event will have antique parts available for sale or trade, as well as more modern pieces.

A number of vehicles will be brought in by local owners to show or sell.

The Sorrento Lions club will serve lunch, with all proceeds going back into the community.

The event is not only for car fanatics or collectors; it is for anyone who is looking for something different to do for the day.

Families can step back to a less speedy time with the display of old vehicles. There will also be some unique non-car related antiques on view.

The Tierneys are always looking to buy, swap, or sell items, and invite residents to take their items to the museum when they are ready to part with them. They will also consign some items as well.

New to the museum is the antique mall with its wide range of vintage costume and designer jewelry, glassware and oil and gas collectibles.

Admission to the swap meet is $2, all of which will go into restoring and rebuilding the museum which has been around for more than 30 years.

The Tierneys are planning a number of other activities throughout the summer. Some of the events include a community garage sale, as well as an antique furniture sale, though dates for either have yet to be set.