Tricounty News

Antique Treasure Roadshow successful

More than 150 area residents participated in an antique identification and valuation project conducted by local experts, David Seutter and Tom Thrush Wednesday evening, July 20, at the Stearns History Museum. Antique treasures ranged in size and scope from small trinkets to a Victorian chair to a large, heavy copper kettle used for slaughtering purposes. St. Cloud area food shelves of Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army were the beneficiaries of food items totaling 156 pounds and cash donations of $490.

A second Antique Treasure Roadshow will be held at Melrose in the basement of St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday, Sept. 26.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. after the annual meeting of the Melrose Area Historical Society, a co-sponsor of the event with the Stearns History Museum.

Admission is a $5 cash donation or equivalent non-perishable food items for Melrose Area Food Shelves. We ask that participants bring one antique item per person. Light refreshments will be served.

For information, contact: John Decker, (320) 253-8424, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The American Association of Museums accredits the Stearns History Museum and it is the only one to reach this standard in Greater Minnesota. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South, St. Cloud.