Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show

The Dolly Johnson Antique [sic] and Art Show, founded in 1963 by Dolly Johnson in Fort Worth, Texas, was a large annual antiques show. For nearly 50 years, four generations of the Johnson family worked to produce the show each year at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth's Cultural District.

The show was bought by Jan Orr-Harter in 2009 and renamed The Fort Show of Antiques and Art. The Fort Worth Show is the longest-running antiques show in the American West, held each March at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.[1]

Founded in 1963 by Dolly Johnson in Fort Worth, Texas,[2] the show became the prototype for others shows that focused on American Country Antiques. According to the first volume of Antique News & Views,[3] when Dolly Johnson visited the 1982 debut of the Heart of Country Antique [sic] Show in Nashville, Tennessee, she was "a petite, fun-loving 19-year veteran antique [sic] show manager from Ft. Worth, Texas." In the 1990s, Johnson's daughter, JJ Frambes, took over leadership of the show, working to sustain and enhance the quality of the 50 select exhibitors. In 2009, Frambes sold the show to long-time staff writer Jan Orr-Harter, owner of Hot Tamale Antiques in Aledo, Texas. According to the Dallas Morning News,[4] Orr-Harter added more art to the show, expanded the diversity of antiques and the number of exhibitors and began to promote the event through an internet reflection on the meaning of a life lived in the midst of all things antique and vintage.[5]


  1. "The Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art".
  2. "A new owner is revamping the Dolly Johnson antique show".
  3. Antique News & Views1982
  4. "A Fresh Spin on the Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show" March 6, 2010
  5. "go2antiques".

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