Spare parts for prefabricated Lustron homes and fiberglass Herman Miller-Eames shell chairs are just a few of the eclectic and hard-to-find items that will be up for sale at the Eastside Vintage Antique Marketplace, set Saturday, April 30, at Whitehall Community Park.

Spare parts for prefabricated Lustron homes and fiberglass Herman Miller-Eames shell chairs are just a few of the eclectic and hard-to-find items that will be up for sale at the Eastside Vintage Antique Marketplace, set Saturday, April 30, at Whitehall Community Park.

"We will have a good selection of mid-20th-century furniture, some vintage electronics and jewelry from the era, to name just a few things," said Bill Flood, president of the Whitehall Historical Society.

The era of the offered antiques is a nod to Whitehall's formative years. The city was founded in 1947.

"It's a mid-century, vintage and retro-themed event that celebrates Whitehall's 1950s heritage," Flood said.

About 12 vendors are expected to set up shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at the south end of the parking lot at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road, and adjacent to the historical society's model Lustron home.

In addition to the vendors, Miller said he expects a few teenagers to take a turn at hawking antiques.

As Miller was planning the event, he learned about a segment on the television show American Pickers that focuses on "kid pickers," children who are learning about antiques.

"We're giving free booth space to kids to try their hand at being an antique dealer," Flood said.

Aimed at children ages 8-15, the effort is meant to "groom a love of history" and entrepreneurship, he said.

The event is free and open to the public. It serves as a fundraiser for the Whitehall Historical Society.

"I know the industry," said Flood, who is a vendor and chose an antique show as a fundraising event in lieu of other considerations.

"We hope it becomes at least an annual event," said Flood, who became president in December.

Food trucks will at the site during the show and the historical society's Lustron home will be open for tours.

Lustron homes are prefabricated, porcelain-coated steel houses that were designed to be quickly assembled to meet the post-World War II housing demand of military personnel.

The Columbus-based company manufactured around 2,500 such houses between 1948-50.