The AT Stewart Exchange consignment shop

Enjoy a Victorian Christmas tree at the AT Stewart consignment store

Remember: we are now open on Mondays!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas… All over town you see the signs… lights on trees and shrubs, tall ornaments and inflatables on lawns, decorated trees in the windows. And the same goes with the Garden City Historical Society Museum! When you walk past it looks so magical!

A big thank you to everyone who came to December 4the Holiday village and market. Everyone was won over by the place and the vendors! The senior center was beautifully decorated with nine (9) Christmas trees, which were raffled off as part of the “Festival of Trees”. The wonderful vendors were selling all kinds of interesting and unusual items. The Bourse set up a table in the Village AND the Boutique was also open. We even sponsored and decorated a tree, aptly named “Victorian Splendor”. Congratulations to the happy buyer of this tree! And buyers, young and old, were there to buy! I would like to especially thank my volunteers who occupied the museum shop and the table in the center for the elderly !!

Don’t worry, the Exchange still has plenty of great holiday decorations and gifts !! Check out our adorable Bearington bears, felted ornaments made by women artisans from Nepal and whimsical resin trees. Our cheerful and country tea towels were a big hit, as were the beautiful cocktail and lunch towels. We have a careful selection of brass ornaments for sale, including the painted and brass 3D rendering of the AT Stewart Museum!

All are invited to come in and browse the exchange. However, if you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask. Even though all the volunteers have been vaccinated, you will see that we continue to wear our masks, out of excess of caution. We offer hand sanitizer when you enter the store, and to make you feel safe, we use the air purifier which cleans the air in the store every hour.

We receive newly consigned goods almost every day! And we’re selling new merchandise – especially gift items – purchased through the NY Gift Show. Therefore, I prefer to think of our store as a gift and resale store. If you cannot come right away, please shop online at and collect your purchases at the Exchange. We also post photos on the AT Stewart Exchange Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the TGCHS website (

Don’t know the exchange shop? We are housed in the Garden City Historical Society (TGCHS) museum at 109 Eleventh Street (in the basement of the building). All proceeds from the Boutique’s sales benefit TGCHS directly. In addition to our bestsellers – jewelry (costumes and beauties), lamps, mirrors and crystal (Waterford, Baccarat, Tiffany) – we take / accept money, wallets, china, furniture, works of art and collectibles. All items are in new or nearly new condition.

With the virus, we had to take action to protect our customers, senders and volunteers. We now only ship by appointment, which helps limit the number of people in the Store at any time and reduce waiting times for shipments. Shipments are now made Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by appointment ONLY, so please call (516) 746-8900. Not sure if your items can be shipped? Email the photos to [email protected] and be sure to include the sizing information. Please make sure the items are cleaned and polished ready to sell.

All the profits from the consignment shop support the maintenance and upkeep of the TGCHS museum. Thanks to your generous support, work outside the Museum continues.

The store is located at 109 Eleventh Street. Boutique opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Wednesday until 6:00 p.m. Saturday noon – 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call (516) 746-8900

Rita Nash, Kathleen Stimmler. Deirdre Deignan and Diana Marcus, volunteers at the AT Stewart consignment store

Emily Bowden is ready to help you choose great gifts.

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