Stroll Back in Time
Enjoy French pastries served off of an antique soda fountain, special holiday sales, and an antique Christmas window display at The Old General Store Antiques during the Stroll!
It’s safe to say that Luke Knudson is an old soul. Unlike most 16-year-olds who prefer video games and basically live their lives on social media, Knudson has literally taken a step back. In his case, antiques and old things are much more interesting, and in the past year, he’s turned his love of collectibles into a 1,000 square-foot store.
The Old General Store, which the budding, young entrepreneur opened at age 13, has found a home in the historic commercial space at 249 North Main Street, which much like the antiques it houses, also encapsulates a rich history of its own in its burnished wood floors and exposed brick walls.
On the shelves are everything from Civil War amputation kits, opium pipes from a local house of ill repute, antique stoves to a row of clocks ticking along the back wall.
“Everything is unique,” Knudson said, and carefully curated from local auctions and antique shops to buying trips on the East Coast.
He carries a little bit of everything; the only (awesome) caveat is that you likely won’t find anything in his store newer than 1950.
Knudson’s store has been a big hit with tourists looking to take home a piece of the Old West or just step back in time. A walk through his sprawling, eclectic collection of local history is sure to please and Knudson is always more than happy to share his hobby-turned-business story with anyone willing to stop in for a glimpse of the past.
The Christmas Stroll in downtown Sheridan takes place this Friday, Nov. 28, from 4-8 p.m.!