Road Show returns to State Museum

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It’s probably the most popular event the South Carolina State Museum does. What is it? It’s the Museum Road Show, and it’s back just in time to take you away from the summer heat! If you have a treasured antique, cool collectible or something you picked up at a yard sale and want to find out more about it, bring it down to the South Carolina State Museum on Saturday, July 21.

Inspired by PBS’ “Antiques Road Show,” this State Museum signature event has grown from an annual program to being offered twice a year because of its immense popularity. The “Summer Museum Road Show” will offer informal (verbal) appraisals of a variety of objects from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

As in years past, experts will be available in the fields of fine art, silver, pottery, furniture, books, jewelry, textiles and dolls, as well as military artifacts. Experts for this event are the “Charleston Silver Lady (Dawn Corley),” Frank Sarnowski, Maree Dowdey, Andrew Lipps, Steve Ferrell, Sharon Campbell, Amy Chapman, Rodger Stroup and Ron Bridwell.

“We are truly proud to offer the Museum Road Show as a service to our guests,” says Meika Samuel, director of operations. “They are so eager to find out more about the history and background of their prized items as well as the appraisal value. You just never know what you’re going to see at the Museum Road Show!”

Tickets are $20 for the first item ($15 for Museum members), $30 for 2 items ($25 members), $35 for 3 items ($30 members) and $40 for 4 items ($35 members). There is a limit of four items per person.

For more information, call (803) 898-4952 or e-mail publicprograms@scmuseum.org. To pre-register, call (803) 898-4999.