Byron Museum Hosts Antique Appraisal Event

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BYRON (WIFR) -- The Byron Museum of History will be presenting Byron’s version of the “Antique Road Show”.

The annual museum event is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome to tour the exhibits and watch the show as area residents bring out family heirlooms and attic finds for inspection.

Please call the museum 815-234-5031 to reserve a time slot between 5:45 and 7:15 on June 11, 2014. You will have your antique items viewed, discussed and valued. Swan Hachmeister of Hack’s Auction and Realty Services will serve as the evening’s expert.

Limit of 3 items per person, $5 donation per item. Antiques and collectables must be small and portable, no large furniture pieces, please. For sets of items, bring one representative piece and a list of other items in the set. Antique firearms are permitted but must be presented unloaded. Participants are solely responsible for the care and handling of their property.

Tuesday, June 11 museum doors will open at 5:00 PM, feel free to come early and tour the exhibits. Regular Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm; Admission is FREE, Donations are accepted.

The mission of the Byron Museum of History is to create an awareness of and appreciation for the historical, cultural and commercial development of the Byron area through a commitment to preservation, resource management and display of historical artifacts for public benefit.

For more information about the Byron Museum, or volunteering, please call the Museum: 815.234.5031 or visit the museum’s website at

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