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Antiques & Collectibles Roadshow

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What’s your favourite antique or family heirloom worth? Join WHAM for our first ever Antiques & Collectibles Roadshow to find out!

On Sunday, September 17th, we’ll have more than a dozen experts available to appraise your treasures. From china to jewelry to militaria (and everything in between!) – we’ve got you covered. Appraisals are $5 per item, with all proceeds benefiting the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum. Appraisal tickets will be available at the door.

Don’t have anything to get appraised but still want to be part of the fun? No problem. This is a FREE event. You are welcome to stop by WHAM to watch the appraisal process or visit our fabulous partners at the Waterford Antique Market for an antiques show and trunk sale. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even find  a treasure of your own!

Offering appraisals for:

  • Artifacts (fossils, Indigenous tools)
  • China, Pottery & Porcelain
  • Collectibles & Nostalgia (royalty & celebrity memorabilia, advertising, photographs, etc.)
  • Coins (tokens, commemoratives, paper money)
  • Folk Art (carving/sculpture, mixed media)
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Hunting (decoys, lures, fishing rods and reels, taxidermy, etc. Sorry, no firearms!)
  • Jewelry (gold, silver, gems, pocket watches, lockets, etc.)
  • Militaria (medals, badges, small kits pieces, photographs, books. Sorry, no firearms!)
  • Silverware
  • Textiles (quilts, clothing, linens)
  • Toys

Please note: Our experts will NOT be able to appraise firearms.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Waterford Antique Market. 

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Calligraphy for Beginners

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a type-lover or you just want to learn a new creative skill, our Beginners Modern Calligraphy workshop is the perfect thing. We’ve teamed with the Hamilton Calligraphy guild to bring this artistic process to WHAM. First you’ll learn the basic exercises, working up to letter forms. By the end of the class you’ll put it all together to write phrases, as well as starting to develop your own lettering style.

Workshop Fee: $35. Pre-registration required – all supplies included.

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Music of the Confederation Generation

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017, 7 pm

An early celebration for the 150th birthday of our nation! Enjoy a mix of songs and instrumental music from the time of Confederation headed by the always entertaining Ian Bell. This is a licensed event generously sponsored by Bonnieheath Estate Lavender &Winery. Admission: $10 at the door

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December 16 – January 16

Kick off your holiday shopping by visiting our Bowlby Bros. & Co., the museum’s famous gift shop! Featuring home and garden products, unique seasonal items and books on local history. Our vintage toys make excellent stocking stuffers for anyone on your holiday wish list!

In January, our shop will feature discounted holiday items at great prices so you can stock up for next year!