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MCC to host discovery and appraisal series

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:17 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation will host three educational sessions about heirlooms, appraising decorative arts and estate planning before an appraisal show in June.

The educational sessions serve as a prelude to the “What’s It Worth?” appraisal show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at MCC, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. The event is presented by the MCC Foundation in partnership with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

The appraisal show features informal appraisals on antiques and collectible items brought in by attendees. Appraisal sessions will be 15 minutes and are by appointment only. A $10 fee is required for each item to be appraised.

The educational seminars include “Estate Planning Seminar: What You Really Need to Know” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 29. The seminar is presented by Campion, Curran, Lamb & Cunabaugh P.C. in the Scot Room at MCC, located in Room B178. Participants will learn the value of a comprehensive estate plan and how to revise it.

The second seminar, “The Art of Heirloom Jewelry,” will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 5. It is presented by Bret Dougherty of Studio 2015 Jewelry in Woodstock. The Dougherty family, owners of Studio 2015, will discuss heirloom jewelry. Topics will include the value of heirloom jewelry, jewelry maintenance, the best way to pass jewelry on to loved ones and repurposing heirloom jewelry.

The third educational seminar, “The Art of Appraising: Focus on Fine and Decorative Arts,” will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 12. Lynn Carlson, a well-known artist, art appraiser, consultant and curator from Crystal Lake, will discuss valuation for specific purposes, such as insurance, estate distribution, donation and resale and the identification of art, according to a news release.

The seminars are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is preferred. To register for a seminar and/or a 15-minute time slot at the appraisal show, call 815-455-8721. For information, visit www.mchenry.edu/worth.

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