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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Second Annual “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures, An Antiques Appraisal Show” Event

Got stuff? Want to be on camera?

If so, bring your collectibles, heirlooms, and other prized possessions to the History Center for the second annual “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures, An Antiques Appraisal Show” event. On Sunday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., professional appraisers from a variety of disciplines will assess the historic significance of your items and provide a verbal assessment of potential monetary value.

More than 30 professional appraisers will identify items from a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Militaria

  • Sports and presidential memorabilia

  • Books and documents

  • Antique coins and jewelry

  • Furniture and household items (China, glass, silver, vases, etc.)

  • Classic toys

  • Textiles (wedding dresses, quilts, etc.)

  • American and European art

Each visitor is allowed to bring two items for appraisal. These can be of any size that will fit through a standard doorway. It is required that visitors be able to move their item through the event on their own. Antique firearms will be permitted, but WILL BE inspected by our gun expert (as visitors enter the first set of doors) before they will be allowed into the History Center.

Visitors to last year’s event received appraisals of their items as high as $125,000, with the most unique items from the event featured on a popular seven-part series shown on KDKA-TV throughout the year.

During this year’s “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures” event KDKA-TV’s Ken Rice and Yvonne Zanos and the History Center’s Andy Masich will roam the museum with camera crews seeking out the most unique items. Many segments will be included as part of the show’s second season on KDKA-TV beginning this fall.

The event is included in the regular History Center admission prices.

History Center Members Enjoy Special Perks During Appraisal Show

History Center members are invited to visit the History Center beginning at 9:00 a.m., one hour before the museum opens to the public, to attend a “members only” appraisal session from 9-10:00 a.m.

Throughout the day, History Center members will also have access to a fast-tracked, “members only” line that will expedite their opportunity to meet with appraisals. To take advantage of this perk and purchase or renew a History Center membership, please visit the museum's online store or call 412-454-6436.

Friday, July 17, 2009

KDKA-TV Televises Special "Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures" Marathon

Tune in to KDKA-TV this Sunday, July 19 between 3 and 5:30 p.m. for a special "Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures, An Antiques Appraisal Show" marathon featuring the first six episodes from season one.

Hosted by History Center President and CEO Andy Masich and KDKA-TV's Ken Rice, each 30-minute episode highlights collectibles, heirlooms, and other prized possessions that nearly 2,000 Pittsburghers brought to the History Center for appraisals last fall.

KDKA-TV will air the seventh and final episode of the season on Monday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

To learn more about
"Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures, An Antiques Appraisal Show," please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sports Museum Nominated as Best Kids Museum in Pittsburgh

The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center has been nominated as the best museum for kids in Pittsburgh by Parents' Picks Awards 2009.

Voting closes on Wednesday, July 15.

Follow this link to start voting:

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