Residents have brought in items from jewelry and Civil War documents to guns, that are are examined by a certified appraiser. The annual event fund-raises for the Jefferson County Museum: a diverse display of delicate items, including a handwritten letter from George Washington to his cousin.
"It's interesting to see people's treasures. I'm particularly interested in documents related to the area, we've seen a couple that are from people who were prominent in the 1800's. It's just a delight to see people proud of their belongings," says Jane Rissler, Curator for the Jefferson County Museum.
Last year's Appraisal Fair brought in about $1,000, which goes directly into funding the Jefferson County Museum.