Many people hold onto family heirlooms for sentimental reasons. Eventually, the day comes when either no one remembers who Great-Grandfather Max was or it’s time to downsize to a smaller apartment. Before you clear these items from your or your parent’s home, it’s worthwhile to figure out which ones might be worth keeping for their monetary value, in addition to their place in family history.
“The Roosevelt Island Historical Society invites our neighbors to explore their connection to their family’s past and obtain a valuation of treasured heirlooms from an auction professional,” says Judith Berdy, President of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.
An examination and oral valuation of two items, whether furniture, wooden toy, candlestick, or moustache cup, will be performed for a $20 donation to the Historical Society.
If you wish to receive a valuation of large or bulky items, such as furniture, you may bring photographs to the event.
The fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.