Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jenny Kottler / 410-295-0104
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 10, 2013
What: Annapolis Maritime Museum 2013 Winter Lecture Series Opening Lecture
When: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Admission: In advance: Members $12.50; Non-members $17.50; All tickets $20 at the door
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum,723 Second Street,Annapolis, Md. 21403
Tickets and info: www.amaritime.org
What Are Chesapeake Maritime Collectibles Worth?
The Annapolis Maritime Museum will kick off its winter lecture series on Thursday, January 17, 7-8:30 p.m., with a distinguished panel of local professionals who will appraise a variety of pre-selected nautical antiquities and artifacts provided by members of the audience. Items can include paintings, clothing, objects d'art, marine vessels and anything maritime. Featured panelists are appraisal experts Jane Campbell-Chambliss, Tom Dawson, Fred Hecklinger and Jeff Schaub.
The Winter Lecture Series will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m. from January 17 to March 21. Tickets are available online at the Museum website, amaritime.org. Admission to individual lectures is $12.50 for members and $17.50 for non-members in advance. Tickets will be available at the door for $20. Museum members may purchase the entire series of ten lectures in advance for $100.
Topics to be covered in the series include piracy on the Chesapeake Bay, the War of 1812 in Maryland, the civil war on the sea, a solo circumnavigation of the Americas, and more. In addition to lectures and book signings, some of the evening events will include a documentary screening, a live performance, cooking demonstration, and exhibition premiere, and a fun night of pirate-costumed rum tasting.
“This is a first-of-its kind appraisal event,” said Jane Campbell-Chambliss about the January 17 kickoff event. “You never know where you’ll find objects of interest and history.” She noted a recent visit to the attic spaces of the now-closed Stevens Hardware in downtown Annapolis with Fred Hecklinger. “We found some wonderful objects that you won’t find anywhere else. They are unique to this area and we look forward to bringing them to the lecture in January,” she added.
The public is invited to submit objects for appraisal by forwarding a photo of the item and background information along with name, email address and phone number to email@example.com.
Since 1977, Jane Campbell-Chambliss has specialized in estate auctions and appraisals, including auctions of real estate property, capital assets, farm and equipment, art, antiques, furnishings, silver, rugs, jewelry, automobiles, boats, and collectibles.
Tom Dawson of Dawson Gallery, founded in May 1982, appraises fine art for insurance, donation and estate purposes. The gallery’s goal is to provide collectors with a choice of paintings and prints that have a place in American and European art history. Mr. Dodson also wants buyers to know an object’s academic context and the work’s probable value in the market place.
Frederick Hecklinger is an Annapolis based surveyor, specializing in marine and general surveying. He bases his opinions on the condition of vessels and their equipment on knowledge gained in the business since 1953. He has been directly and consistently involved in building, maintaining and operating of a great variety of recreational vessels -- power and sail -- and traditionally rigged sailing vessels. Mr. Hecklinger has been certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors since 1980.
As owner of the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, Jeffrey Schaub is celebrating the gallery’s 34th anniversary year serving marine art lovers. The gallery offers prints and original paintings, hand colored maps and charts, world class ship models, as well as museum and conservation grade framing materials.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and commemorating the maritime heritage of Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay and its neighboring waters. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices.
For more information about the Museum: www.amaritime.org