Saturday, October 16th
9 am - 5 pm
Annual Appraisal Fair!
Just like "Antiques Roadshow" - our appraisers will provide an oral appraisal. $20/Item or 3/$50.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - -
1/2 Hour Slots - 3 Appraisers Available
9am - 10:30 (11 & 11:30 are reserved); 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Facemask Required. We will be set-up for social distancing.
The Annual Appraisal Fair is a major fundraising effort to benefit the museum. Patterned after "Antiques Roadshow", our appraisers provide oral appraisals along with some historical context. We also offer an opportunity to do a video as the guests leave so they can share their experience and the item(s) they had appraised.
October 16, 2021 - Our 2021 Appraisal Fair will have Bradley Toombs and John Peregoy of Finders Keepers Estate Sales, as well as Sandra Perry of Perry Appraisal Services.
We will use the appointment program again as it worked really well and allowed us to observe social distancing. We will have three appraisal tables and each has one-half hour appointment slots from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. If someone arrives a little early, we will have socially distanced seating around the 1733 Spotswood-Price House. In between appraisal appointments, surfaces will be sanitized. Masks are required and we are happy to provide disposable masks if needed.
The appraisal fees are: $20 per item or $50 for three (3) items.
Appointments are payable in advance. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm is reserved for the appraisers to enjoy their lunch.
If we have unscheduled time slots, we will fit in individuals who did not reserve an appointment.
NEWS!!! "Charters of Freedom" monument will be erected at the museum!
The James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage will be the Orange County site for the "Charters of Freedom" monument. Styled after their exhibit at The National Archives, life-sized bronze reproductions of The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States of America, and The Bill of Rights, housed in independent cases, will be erected on our Church Street lot. The exhibit will be open 24/7, free to the public and easily accessed. Hoping to have the project completed by the end of 2021 or early 2022.