Antique appraiser Ted Pappas of Clinton will be assessing items from home as a fundraiser duringthe 60th anniversary events that the Quesnel Museum and Archives on Aug. 12. (Black Press file photo)

Antique appraisals as Quesnel museum anniversary fundraiser

Afternoon tea, vintage book auction, collectibles part of big day

If you’ve ever wondered about the value of an antique you might have, there’s an event to help you learn that information and at the same time help a charity in Quesnel that is dedicated to the touchstones of the past.

The Friends of the Quesnel Museum are facilitating this event. The appraisal clinic is part of the Quesnel Museum’s 60th anniversary set of events and features. A professional appraiser will rotate the public through in 15-minute visits, bringing a maximum of three items per 15 minutes. Each 15-minute appointment is $35. (Off-site appointments to view an estate or large collection can be made as well, upon request.)

Ted Pappas from Clinton is the antique appraiser leading this event. It happens on Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information and to book an appointment, contact 250-992-9580 or email

The museum’s whole day is filled with anniversary activities, and admission is free that day.

There are two sittings of afternoon tea, one at 1 p.m. and another at 2:30 p.m. with refreshments by Ted Martindale and Granville’s. Book your seat using the same contact information.

“We have a selection of out-of-print books and vintage collectibles sure to appeal to the local history buff,” said the organizers. “Drop in between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to place your best bid. All proceeds support the care of the collection. Auction closes at 4 pm.”

The Quesnel Museum & Archives is prominently located at 705 Carson Avenue.

“From rare Chinese artifacts used during the gold rush era to ephemera that will evoke childhood memories, our extensive collections are sure to appeal to all ages and interests. Listen to the stories of our Chinese and First Nations elders, or view our Sikh temple through interactive video installations. Meet the early residents of Quesnel through the photographs of C.D. Hoy and C.S. Wing or uncover bonus content in the exhibits by scanning QR Codes. Learn the secrets of Mandy, the Haunted Doll, dress up in the children’s activity centre or participate in a scavenger hunt. Or stop by our gift shop for a large selection of local history books or the perfect souvenir of your visit to the Cariboo.

“The Quesnel Museum is located on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dene.”

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