Article Date: March 31st, 2011
Category: Heritage Briefs
The Highline Historical Society is bringing back one of its most popular programs â€“ an â€œAntiques Roadshowâ€-style antiques appraisal â€“ but pairing it this time with a brand-new offering â€“ artifact identification â€“ at a tandem, daylong event in Burien on Saturday, April 16.
In a new program being offered by the King County Historical Preservation Program, HPP archaeologists and Burke Museum experts will be on hand to identify cultural objects found in the region, from oddly shaped stones to interesting relics. There will be no fee for this service, but there is a limit of three items per visitor. No appraisals will be given for the artifact portion of the program.
At the other end of the room, Certified Appraiser Mike Wall will assess antiques for a fee of $10 per item, (one free item with Highline Historical Society membership card). Limit four items per person. These appraisals will be verbal.
People bringing their treasures in are encouraged to bring a notepad, too, to write down the fascinating information they may learn about their items.
The Antiques Appraisal/Artifact Identification event is being held in the gymnasium at the Ruth Dykeman Childrenâ€™s Center, 1033 SW 152nd Street, Burien. Admission and parking are free. The artifact identification portion of the program runs from 10 AM â€“ 3 PM. The antiques appraisals will take place from 10 AM â€“ 4 PM.