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State Museum Presents Museum Road Show on Saturday, July 11

Appraisers and artifact experts from across the Southeast to provide informal appraisals                         

COLUMBIA, S.C., Thursday, July 2, 2015 – The South Carolina State Museum presents the Museum Road Show from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Appraisers and artifact experts from across the Southeast specializing in fine art, textiles, jewelry, silver, military memorabilia, and more will be onsite providing informal verbal appraisals to museum guests. 

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Appraisers and experts from across the Southeast will be at the South Carolina State Museum’s Museum Road Show from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 providing informal, verbal appraisals on dolls and a variety of other areas. Photo courtesy of the S.C. State Museum

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Photo courtesy of the S.C. State Museum

Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, guests are invited to learn more about their objects from the following appraisers and experts: Frank Sarnowski (generalist, furniture and decorative arts), James Brannock (furniture, decorative and fine arts), Dawn Corley “The Charleston Silver Lady” (silver, porcelain and estate jewelry), Maree Dowdey (textiles and dolls), Dr. Jack Meyer (coins, currency and military memorabilia), Neil Rose (Civil War memorabilia), Phil Wingard (pottery), Thomas Kuhn (Native American art and artifacts) and Ron Bridwell (books and documents).

“Throughout the year we get many calls from the public about items found at flea markets, garage sales or that were passed down through generations,” said curator of history JoAnn Zeise.  “This event is a great opportunity for people to learn more about those items, including their stories, significance and value.”

Tickets are $25 for one item ($20 members), $35 for two items ($28 members), $45 for three items ($36 members) and $50 for four items ($40 members). There is a limit of four items per person. To purchase advance tickets, please call (803) 898-4999. Tickets may also be purchased beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the event.

The Crescent Café will open early at 9:00 a.m. and will have pastries, muffins and coffee available for purchase. The Museum Road Show will take place at the State Museum located at 301 Gervais Street in Columbia. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

 

About the South Carolina State Museum:  As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum, offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista.  The State Museum is housed in one of its greatest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm.  In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

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