Do you have any items tucked away that are collectable, unusual, historical or antique? Want to know more about them, including what they're worth? Fascinating and valuable items have been "discovered" in the past. Will your items be the next big discovery?
Bring your items to the 12th Annual Antiques Roadshow and Heritage Fair this Saturday, Feb. 23, and find out. This major fundraising event will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sechelt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Qualified appraisers generously donate their time and expertise to appraise a variety of items including paintings, stamps and coins, silver, jewelry, rare books, collectables, china, military items and more.
Appraisals will be limited to a maximum of three items per person so that as many participants as possible can be seen. Admission is free, but an appraisal will cost $15 for one item, $20 for two items and $25 for three items. A fee of $30 will be charged for a collection, which is defined as four or more items of a similar nature.
In celebration of BC Heritage Week, the museum will be hosting a Heritage Fair and membership drive at the same time. There will be displays from the museum, the Sechelt Archives, Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society and the Egmont Heritage Centre. Browse the on-site historical displays and learn about the various heritage organizations on the Coast.
All proceeds will support museum services and programs. Donations are greatly appreciated and by purchasing a museum membership you can enter a draw to win a Beachcombers gift pack valued at over $50 retail.
For more information, call 604-886-8232 or see www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca.
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