The Farm 1780 on Corley Mill Road in Lexington has been maintained by the same family since the land was acquired. The 34-acre property has been passed down to the eighth generation, now owned by Brett and McKenzie Flashnick.
The property is in the midst of undergoing new developments, which recently included cleaning out more than four barns and a farmhouse. According to community engagement director Pamela Paule, there were a variety of items recovered during the clean up.
Rather than keeping everything that was found, the Flashnicks have chosen to share a bit of their family history with the local community by offering the items up for sale.
The farm will be hosting a Barn Sale Preview Party July 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., offering guests a "first dibs" on the items. Tickets will include a barbeque dinner, fish fry, beer, wine and other refreshments along with 15% off any purchases made. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with one-of-a-kind items that will not be available for purchase at any other time. The preview party is for guests 21 and up.
The Barn Sale will be open to the public the next day, July 31, from 7 a.m. to noon.
Paule said available items include china and stoneware dated back to the 1800s and early 1900s, steamer trunks, vintage clothing, antique mason jars, 1890s to 1950s Roseville pottery, antique furniture from the 1900s including mirrors, bed frames, armoires, 1800s housewares and antique farm equipment.
Tickets to the preview party are $50 each, and can be purchased HERE. There is no cost to attend the general sale the following day.