Antique appraisal clinic offered April 29 at museum

DEARBORN – An antique appraisal clinic will be offered for the first time in spring from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at the Dearborn Historical Museum McFadden-Ross House, 915 S. Brady St.

The event is sponsored by the Museum Guild of Dearborn and funds raised to support the museum.

The cost for an appraisal is $10 per item, with a limit of five hand-carried items per person.

Pay the fee and pre-register in person or by calling 313-565-3000. Online registration is not available. Time slots for appraisals have begun to fill up.

Walk-in participants must be at the museum by 3:30 p.m. April 29, where they will be assigned the next available time slot.

Antiques and collectibles will be evaluated by expert appraisers from DuMouchelles Art Gallery.

For the first time at the museum’s appraisal event, guests are allowed to bring firearms and musical instruments to be evaluated, due to high interest in those items. Furniture will not be appraised.

For the past three years, the appraisal clinic was offered during the fall, but had to be cancelled due to low interest.

“There is so much going on in the fall,” Museum Guild President Rick Danes said. “We thought maybe it was a bad time for us, so we changed it to spring.”

For more information about the antique appraisal clinic, call 313-565-3000.