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Meeting in Columbus to include 'Antiques Roadshow'-type event


Special to The Dispatch



The board of trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Friday in Columbus on the Mississippi University for Women campus.  


In conjunction with the meeting, the department will present one of its most popular programs, Personal Treasures, on Thursday from noon-4 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library. Like the PBS program Antiques Roadshow, Personal Treasures gives the public a chance to bring items for identification and evaluation by specialists. Experts will offer tips on the conservation and care of the items. 


Categories will be books and maps, paper items, and photographs. Although experts will not appraise objects, a list of appraisers will be available. There is no charge to participate. 


A public reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Whitehall. Kane Ditto, president of the board of trustees, will present resolutions of commendation to local organizations and citizens for contributions to the preservation and interpretation of Mississippi history. 


The MDAH board meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Thad and Rose Cochran Hall and is open to the public. Board members and MDAH staff will tour the Tennessee Williams home and other preservation highlights in the area on the Columbus/Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau''s double-decker bus. 


For more information, call 601-576-6850 or see the MDAH Web site,




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