Antique appraisals to be offered by Aurora Historical Society

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Aurora Historical Society will host its third Antiques Appraisal Fair, Consignment Shop and Cafe on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Aurora Memorial Library's gallery and historical society museum.

The event will enable community members to have their treasures appraised, shop the consignment shop for new treasures, have lunch and take a chance on raffle baskets donated by local merchants.

"We are very pleased to announce that The Atrium at Anna Maria has signed on as our gold sponsor," said museum director John Kudley Jr. "The campus of Chapman and Chapman Inc. is our silver sponsor. In addition, our membership has been given the opportunity to become VIP sponsors."

All appraisals will be conducted by knowledgeable dealers which include Don Arbuckle, Jim Clark, Suzanne Gloden, Andrew Hohenfeld, Tim Holder, Kay Previte, Nancy Shafer, Ron Silverman, Michael Thal,and Rita Williams.

Antique items will be available for purchase at the consignment shop. Dropoff of those items will be Oct. 12. Homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be featured in the café. Admission prices are $5 for one appraisal and $10 for three.

Among items included in the appraisal fair are clocks, coins, books, china, jewelry, movie posters, postcards, musical instruments, oil paintings, small furniture, toys, sports memorabilia, clothing, country store items, radios, vintage purses and accessories, textiles , figurines, glass, vintage advertising, watches, WW I and II posters, quilts and silver.

Co-chairs for the event are Kudley and Ruth Studer. For more information, contact John Kudley at 330-995-3336 or johnkudleyjr@msn.com or visit the historical society's website at www.aurorahistorical.org.

"The antiques appraisal fair has become a hallmark event of the Aurora Historical Society," said Kudley. "Our mission is to preserve and collect the artifacts of Aurora's past and inform and educate the public in the present to better prepare for the future."

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