Hi all! Sally here from the Henry B. Plant Museum with an update on one of our many cool Tampa Bay area events!

Many of us have followed the “Antiques Road Show” on television hoping to spot a familiar family heirloom worth enough money to change our lives. At the Henry B. Plant Museum we have our own “Antiques Road Show” called Antiques Evaluations Saturdays. Seven Saturdays a year skilled appraisers donate their time to evaluate the community’s possessions.
Bring your favorite treasures to the Music Room in Plant Hall at The University of Tampa for a verbal evaluation. At 10:00 am on Saturday, October 9th, local appraisers will be available to answer your questions. Evaluation cost is $5.00 per item, which goes to the restoration and renovation of the museum.  There is a limit of four items per family. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis, and will be sold between 10:00 am and Noon.  If furniture is too large, bring a good photograph and a drawer or door from the piece, if possible.
Some or all of the following appraisers will be present.
  • Nancy Hilbert–Collectibles
  • Jay Hunter Loiselle–American paintings, furniture and Americana
  • Ashby Moody–Maps, silver and documents
  • Frances Redell-White–Paintings, prints and art
  • Barbara Smith–Jewelry
  • Vicki Sopher-Decorative Arts
All proceeds benefit the Henry B. Plant Museum. Parking is available in the Faculty and Staff parking lot on the west side of Plant Hall.

Hope to see you there folks, and remember to stay tuned in for updates on arts and culture in Tampa Bay!