Bring your family heirlooms (furniture, quilts and textiles, china, silver, jewelry, coins), archival material (photographs, portraits, books, letters, ledgers, receipts, maps, charts), antique weapons, and historic and pre-historic artifacts, especially those that relate to the history of South Carolina. We will photograph them, create an objects database, and provide an opportunity for you to lend them for a future exhibition. Experts will be on hand to identify your objects. For large items, bring good photographs from more than one angle. Everything from kitchen implements to fine silver and furniture to farm tools will be welcome. But, no human remains, grave goods, or looted artifacts. We will enjoy cake as we celebrate Brookgreen Gardens’ 89th Birthday! Call Robin Salmon at 843-235-6012 to reserve your time.
Experts from the 2019 event. 2020 experts will be announced closer to the event time.
Walter and Bob Hill – Museum Director/Blacksmith, Plantersville, SC – farm implements, tools, muzzle loading firearms, hunting/shooting accouterments (powder horns, hunting bags, etc.), swords, guns, metal objects, ironwork (utensils, decorative, tools, etc.)
Don Kirkpatrick – Horry County Museum (fossils, rocks, minerals)
Bart Mullin and George Read – Appraisers, Charleston, SC – fine and decorative arts, 19th century Asian ceramics, antiques, porcelain, jewelry, books, coins, rugs and carpets, silver, maps, and general furnishings
Libby Holloway – Appraiser, Beaufort, SC – 18th and 19th century antiques and 20th century decorative items, collectibles (rugs, Southern samplers, American silver, Chinese Export Porcelain, Southern furniture and ceramics, English ceramics and porcelains, American painted furniture and folk art, American Portraits and Miniaturists, Colonial furniture, Asian decorative arts and Japanese prints)
David Palmer – CCU – plantation archaeology, historical artifacts (ceramics, glass, metal, etc.); historical maps and photos
Carolyn Dillian – CCU – prehistoric technology (stone implements, tools, and other objects)
Wink Prince – CCU – letters, maps, photographs, any historical documents from the area or SC in general
Jerre Reese – quilts
Robin Salmon – American figurative sculpture, medals, and medallions; regional history