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Monday, June 20, 2011

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

Mark your calendar for Sun., July 17, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., for the History Center’s fourth annual “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures, An Antiques Appraisal Show” event.

Visitors to the popular event are encouraged to bring their prized possessions* to the History Center and meet with professional appraisers as KDKA-TV cameras roam the museum. The most unique items will be featured as part of special 30 minute programs on KDKA later this year hosted by KDKA-TV’s Ken Rice and History Center President and CEO Andy Masich.

Nearly 50 appraisers from a variety of disciplines will assess the historic significance of your items and provide a verbal assessment of potential monetary value. Among the areas of expertise discussed by appraisers:

•Civil War and World War II items
•Political and presidential memorabilia
•Books and documents
•Antique coins and jewelry
•Household items (glass, China, silver, vases, etc.)
•Classic toys
•Textiles (wedding dresses, quilts, etc.)
•Fine arts
•Historic photographs

In addition to the appraisers, a variety of conservators will be on hand to provide tips on how to preserve your treasures, including conservation expert Gail Joice from the Smithsonian.

The “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures” event is free for members and is included in the regular History Center admission price for non-members: $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children ages 4-17 and students with valid ID, and free for children under age three.

Special Members-Only Access

History Center members will be allowed to enter the event at 9 a.m. on July 17, one hour before the museum opens to the public, to attend a "members only" appraisal session.

Throughout the day, History Center members will also have access to a fast-track line that will expedite their opportunity to meet with appraisers.

For more information about becoming a History Center member, please contact Megan Kuniansky at 412-454-6436 or membership@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Stay tuned to http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/ for additional information and a visitor guide.

Each visitor is allowed to bring two items for appraisal. These can be of any size that fits through a standard doorway. It is required that visitors be able to move their item(s) through the event on their own. Antique firearms will be permitted, but subject to inspection and restraints before being brought into the History Center.

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The History Center exhibits and Museum Shop are open daily from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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