“Antique Archaeology Nashville turns 5 July 2nd. I never get tired of hearing from you, shaking your hands, or having conversations about the treasures that you all find. Since birthdays are traditionally a time for celebration of the last year and predictions for the two lanes road ahead, I thought I’d do just that.
Upon opening a second store location in Nashville, I fell in love with this city. I carry great pride with me calling this place my second home and I take what’s going on in it personally. We are hoping to help educate people on the history of this great city and its value outside a text book. The late 1800s building that houses our shop with its brick and beams holds such meaning to me. Antique Archaeology was the first retail space in the Marathon Motorworks building. What was once a crumbling and abandoned car factory is now home to around 50 other business and retailers within its space and we are proud to be part of the community here.
I’ve been passionate about multiple preservation projects small and large since moving here and plan to continue to do my best in the community to preserve and rebuild. That’s also why Antique Archaeology is so special. It’s a community where everyone from Austin to Australia can gather to talk history and see some of America’s late, great treasures.
No matter a building or bike, it is an important mission for us all to protect and educate people on why we need to build up not tear down, and restore not toss. We have also been doing this together through the ongoing “This Place Matters” campaign this year and I thank those that have helped with that. Antique Archaeology remains what it always has been, a small business and a home for the stories that make up our past.
Thank you to all the keepers of rust and collectors of dust across America. Hope you see you real soon in Nashville!”