Hi all, Sally Shifke here with the Henry B. Plant Museum with a Tampa Bay area events related update for you. 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 Antique Evaluation 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 a.m. on Saturday, April 10th, 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 a.m. 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
 
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.

That's it for now, but be sure to stay tuned into more updates from us on things to do in Tampa Bay!