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What IS It? An Antique and Collectible Identification Event

May 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


From the Marjorie Smith Collection, this vice-of-some-kind object continues to stump museum staff and volunteers. We’ll have it out to see if the experts can help us!

Have a cool antique or collectible that you’re just not sure what the heck it is? Bring it to the Deschutes Historical Museum!

Bring your strange, unknown antiques or collectibles or tool of unknowable purpose to the Deschutes Historical Museum for our What is it? identification event. Antique experts from the community and Deschutes Historical Museum staff will be on hand to help identify those unknown objects lurking in your family heirlooms. Ward Tonsfeldt from Reels and Creels, Wendy Sexton of Trivia Antiques, homestead legend Bob Boyd, and local builders will offer their expertise. Smaller items are preferred. Please, no art work, firearms, or large furniture—appraisals will not be provided.

There will be door prizes, too! A gift certificate to the Tower Theatre, a pair of tickets to Restore Oregon’s Mid Century Modern home tour in September, and more.


May 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm