It's baaack!! Antiques Roadshow's lookalike is returning to North Carolina for another fun-filled event, and if you have ever wanted to have a professional evaluate those attic antiques collecting dust, the High Point Museum deserves a spot on your calendar.
As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure, and this event will help sort out the trash from the treasure. The High Point Historical Society hosts another evaluation extravaganza event April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which follows the traditions of the popular PBS program Antiques Roadshow.
Visitors arrive with their treasures and pay a per-item fee ($6 for Historical Society members and $12 for non-members) for an evaluation performed by an expert in that specific genre. Those who bring a trio of items for evaluation will receive a discounted price of $15 for members and $25 for non-members.
The event is held at the High Point Museum located at 1859 East Lexington Ave. in High Point (near the campus of High Point University) and is known to attract hundreds of treasure-laden guests with high hopes of striking gold.
Evaluators include noted experts like Larry Laster who focuses on fine art; David Aderholt who focuses on toys and sports and pop culture memorabilia; George Ellis who specializes in military items; Billye Harris who focuses on dolls and antiquities; and David Kane who is a general antique specialist
The goal is to walk away with an appraisal that takes into account the quality, maintenance, and historical significance of the item. You never know what could be collecting dust in your attic or basement. The parking lot is filled with people bringing everything from old rocking chairs to books and jewelry. However, firearms and large furniture items are not permitted.
Use it as the instigation to begin spring cleaning in hopes that valuable items will put a spring into your expensive summer vacation plans. High Point is just over an hour's drive from Charlotte making it an easy day trip. North Carolinians have the chance to hit the jackpot with the High Point Museum's popular, statewide fundraiser. For more information, visit the museum's website.