Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair, which will be held this year on Oct. 12-13, at the Butte Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Montana History Foundation and the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives.
Expert appraisers Timothy Gordon and Grant Zahajko will be on hand to assess and give verbal valuations on such items as fine art, historic objects and other rarities. Both Gordon and Zahajko are known for their knowledgeable appraisals on television.
Typical items brought in for appraisal include paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs, Western and Native Americana, dolls and sports memorabilia.
Appraisal tickets are $20 per item, plus any applicable fees. There is a limit of three ticketed appraisal items per person. Tickets are purchased based on the hour an individual would like to have their item or items appraised, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Oct. 12, and between 9 a.m. and noon Oct. 13. Please, no firearms or minerals.
Spectator tickets are $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free.
All tickets are available for purchase through the Butte Civic Center website. For more information please visit mthistory.org.
The event will include seating for spectators, as well as entertainment over the lunch hour. Mary Jane Bradbury will perform historical vignettes based on the life of Nancy Russell, wife of artist Charles M. Russell.
Food and drink will be available for purchase through the Butte Civic Center concessions.
Details: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives at 406-782-3280 or the Montana History Foundation at 406-449-3770.