Antiques Evaluations Saturdays

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 am on Saturday, January 5, 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 am and Noon.  If furniture is too large, bring a good photograph and a drawer or door from the piece, if possible. 

Afterwards you may visit the Museum for FREE.

Here is a video link to a short video describing what takes place at the Antiques Evaluations Saturdays:

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.


The Henry Plant Museum interprets the turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel and the lifestyles of America’s Gilded Age.  Critical to the success of this mission is the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark, an opulent 1891 railroad resort, and the artifacts significant to its history, and the life and work of Henry Bradley Plant.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm.  Closed Monday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for seniors (65 yrs.), $7 for students and $5 for children 4 – 12 yrs.