Semi-annual event to offer verbal appraisals by experts
The Museum Road Show, one of the South Carolina State Museum’s most popular events, is back and will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will be onsite at this popular semiannual event offering informal verbal appraisals in a variety of fields.
Inquisitive guests will have the opportunity to learn all about their heirlooms and artifacts from experts in fine art, silver, pottery, furniture, books, jewelry, textiles and dolls, as well as military artifacts ranging from the Revolutionary and Civil War to World War II.
“This event is perfect for individuals curious about items found at local flea markets, antique shops, sales, or even in their attic,” said Paul Matheny, chief curator of collections, S.C. State Museum. “At every Roadshow, we see a variety of unique and priceless objects that have been cherished and passed down through many generations. As a museum curator, it’s great to see objects come through our doors that have unique stories and history behind them.”
The Museum Road Show is one of the museum’s signature events and has grown from an annual program to being offered twice a year because of its immense popularity. The event attracts visitors from all over South Carolina and neighboring states.
Tickets are $25 for the first item ($20 for museum 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. The last tickets will be sold at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. Tickets include museum general admission and are non-refundable.
The Museum Road Show will take place at the State Museum, located at 301 Gervais Street in Columbia. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call (803) 898-4999 or e-mail email@example.com for details.