Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Litchfield Historical Society and Litchfield County Auctions Team Up for Antiques Appraisal Day October 8
Won't be able to make it to Antiques Roadshow this year? Wonder what Great Aunt Josephine's favorite vase is worth? You can discover the value of all your heirlooms and collectibles at the Litchfield Historical Society's Antiques Appraisal Day on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Litchfield County Auctions, Inc.
For $20, participants will have their antique appraised by Weston Thorn's expert staff, have the opportunity to preview LCA's upcoming online auction, and enjoy a delicious hot dog and beverage at the same time.
Mr. Thorn's involvement in the antiques and appraisal business began in the 1960s and he has flourished in Northwestern Connecticut's Litchifeld Hills for almost 30 years. He is a member and one-time president of the Appraiser's Association of America.
Thorn and his talented and knowledgeable staff have made Litchfield County Auctions Connecticut's premier auction house and handled many important sales since 1994. Litchfield County Auctions, Inc. is located at 425 Bantam Road in Litchfield, CT.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Litchfield Historical Society. For more information on this or other events, hours of operation, or museum collections, please call the Litchfield Historical Society at (860) 567-4501 or visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.
About Litchfield Historical Society
The Litchfield Historical Society, founded in 1856, is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Litchfield County, Connecticut through its museum, research library and historic house.
The Ingraham Memorial Research Library houses local business and organizational archives, manuscripts and family papers, reference books, and genealogical material.
The Tapping Reeve House, built in 1774, and the 1784 Law School interpret the family and home life of Tapping Reeve and his role in the development of American legal training.
The Litchfield History Museum invites visitors to explore the evolution of a small New England town. Furniture, historic clothing, household objects and paintings reveal Litchfield's history from its earliest European settlement to the present day. The museum's seven galleries highlight family life and work during the fifty years after the American Revolution, a time when Litchfield was a bustling commercial, political, and educational center. Hands-on areas help visitors discover the town's past.
The Historical Society is a private non-profit organization supported by an active and growing membership.
Posted by Janet at 3:02 PM