Want to know what your prized antiques and family heirlooms are really worth? Interested in being on TV? Then join the Senator John Heinz History Center and KDKA-TV for “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures” this Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring your prized possessions to the History Center and meet with nearly 50 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.
Appraisers 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 & World War II items
Political & presidential memorabilia
Coins & currency
Jewelry & diamonds
Glass & household items
Clocks & watches
Guns, swords, & militaria
Sports cards & memorabilia
Textiles, quilts, & rugs
Books, paper, & documents
Fine art & paintings
Metals, stone, & glass bottles
Pottery, furniture, & silverware
In addition to the appraisers, expert conservators – including specialists from the Smithsonian – will be on hand to provide tips on how to preserve your items.
“Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures” 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.
Pre-registration is not required. Each visitor is allowed to bring two items for appraisal. These can be of any size that fit through a standard doorway. It is required that visitors be able to move their item(s) through the event on their own.