February 2024.. 

Red Wing’s MidWinter Weekend to feature sales, social events

The Red Wing Collector Society’s MidWinter Weekend will bring enthusiasts to Des Moines for the 2024 MidWinter Weekend, Feb. 1-3 at the Holiday Inn Northwest.

The RWCS MidWinter event offers opportunities for members to come together for a weekend of buying, selling, and networking with long-time collectors as well as those new to the hobby.

MidWinter promises to give attendees a fun-filled weekend, with all sponsored activities contained under one roof – so there is no need to venture out into the cold! Guests will enjoy three days of Room Sales, Educational Seminars, Social Events, an Auction, and more! For the more adventurous types, visitors may also enjoy exploring the many antique shops in the area around the hotel.

Educational seminars on Friday, Feb. 2, will be followed by special guest speaker Tom Askjem, author, and YouTube personality will deliver the keynote address, “Below the Plains: Digging Yesteryear’s Privy Sites for Today’s Treasures.”

Askjem is a historian and archivist who has made a career of digging bottles, crocks, dish fragments and other historical items from privies mainly in the upper Midwest since 1997. The keynote will be followed by a fantastic Happy Hour and appetizers to wrap up the day.

The RWCS and Harry Lahr Auctions will present a 2024 MidWinter auction at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at the Holiday Inn. More than 200 fabulous items will be auctioned with something for everyone.

For more information, call 651-388-4004, visit www.redwingcollectors.org, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.


Red Wing Collector’s MidWinter Weekend

Tom Askjem, guest speaker for the Red Wing Collector’s MidWinter Weekend event. (Image courtesy of RWCS)