Submitted by Karen Furo-Bonnstetter, Woodville Historical Society
WOODVILLE, WI -- Do you have buried treasure in the attic? Is that ugly pottery jug you bought at the flea market valuable? This is your chance to find out. The Woodville Historical Society is hosting antiques appraiser Mark Moran. Mark is a regular appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow shown on PBS TV. The event will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Woodville Community Center (The Lion’s Den).
You can register your item for appraisal by calling the Woodville Library at 715-698-2430. The cost to have an item appraised is $15.00. If you have a house full of antiques that you would like appraised, the cost is $75.00 per hour and again you will need to register ahead of time.
All are welcomed to come and watch the event. It is interesting and very informative as Mark explains how the evaluations are done and how he determines the amount for an appraisal.
If you haven’t attended a Mark Moran antiques appraisal before, put this on the calendar the 17th, for a fun and informative event.
The Historical society will also be serving a barbeques and refreshments that day. This event is a fund raiser for the Woodville Historical Society.
The Woodville Historical Society has several goals that it would like to meet in the coming year through their fundraising efforts, one of which is to update the sign on the former Ole and Lena’s shop to now demarcate the home of the Woodville Historical Society, and another is to purchase a computer to catalog the many items (hundreds) that have been donated. The long term goal of the Woodville Historical Society is to open the doors of our building to the public as a museum on a regular basis.
Your support is greatly appreciated and is history in the making!