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May 31, 2013
12:59 PM

Detroit Historical Museum Hosts Trash or Treasure? Event

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Detroit Historical Museum Hosts Trash or Treasure? Event

The Detroit Historical Museum will partner with a panel of judges who have experience turning "trash" into "treasure" to help metro Detroiters determine if their old stuff is worth saving at the Trash or Treasure? Making the Most Out of Old Stuff talk on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

"The idea behind this is a lot of people go through their attics or garage and they might find some old thing or antique they might think is trash but they don't know," said Bob Sadler, director of marketing and sales. "It is essentially going to run as a panel discussion with three local experts who have experience repurposing old stuff." 

The panel will feature Robert Jameson from the Detroit Mercantile Co. in Eastern Market and Rachel Lutz from the Peacock Room in Midtown, with Detroit Historical Museum chief curatorial officer Tobi Voigt as moderator and contributor. This is one of many programs the museum will be testing out to gauge the public's interest, says Sadler.

"Certainly interest in this program will serve as a gauge. If demand is out there and people are interested, we would consider doing more of these types of events."

In addition to assessing the value on old items, participants will learn different ways and techniques to use old items for new purposes. Admission to this event, which takes place from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum, is free.

For more information on the Trash or Treasure? Making the Most Out of Old Stuff event at the Detroit Historical Museum, visit the BLAC Detroit calendar.

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