Everyone has that thing on the mantel, on a shelf, or in the corner, that you brag you inherited or found at a yard sale that looks like it could have been part of history. Well, it might not even be that good, an old toy or glass figure, and you have always wondered. Now you can find out the truth about the piece.

Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center for a free appraisal on Wednesday, September 21st. The St. Louis County Historical Society has arranged for Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, both experts in antique appraisal, to be at your service from noon until 3 PM in the Great Hall. Please arrive no later than 2:30 PM to register in person.

You may bring up to two items per person for an informal oral identification and evaluation of each antique. If the piece is too large or fragile to be hand-carried, clear photographs with a description of any marks and labels will be sufficient.

For more information call Julie at (218) 733-7568 or e-mail julie@thehistorypeople.org for further information.