COLUMBIA — In flea markets, antique shops, tag sales — even Great Aunt Lillian’s attic — you’ve found a treasure or unique item that you want to know more about. Is it worth pennies or a fortune, and how do you find out?

Curious guests will have their chance to find out about all kinds of heirlooms and artifacts at the South Carolina State Museum during the Museum Road Show — Winter Edition on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Inspired by PBS’ “Antiques Road Show,” this State Museum signature event will offer informal verbal appraisals of a variety of objects from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m.).

As in past events, experts will be available in the fields of fine art, silver, pottery, furniture, books, jewelry, textiles and dolls, as well as war artifacts ranging from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to World War II. Crawford Conservation Inc. will give tips on how owners can preserve and care for their priceless artifacts.

Tickets are per item evaluated and non-refundable: $20 for the first item ($15 for museum members), $30 for two items ($25 members), $35 for three items ($30 members) and $40 for four items ($35 members). There is a limit of four items per person.

For more information, call 803-898-4952 or email To pre-register, call 803-898-4999 or visit


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.