The McClure Archives and Museum at the University of Central Missouri is holding a unique event Saturday. Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Arthur F. McClure Arvhives and University Museum Assistant Director Vivian Richardson:

Vivian Richardson

Richardson says the second annual “Ask a Curator Day” is their version of antiques roadshow. People can bring their heirlooms to the event to find out more information about them. No financial values or appraisals will be given as the panel of experts are curators and not in the auction business, but the panel will answer questions on the age, origins, and care of items according to Richardson.

The four experts will be on hand at the exhibition include: Jeffrey Yelton, UCM associate professor of anthropology, member of the Johnson County Historical Society and the Warrensburg Historic Preservation Commission, who will be available to evaluate archaeological and historical artifacts. Charles Machon, historical services coordinator and curator of the Missouri Military Museum in Jefferson City, will provide information about military items, and Amber Clifford, curator of collections at the McClure Archives and University Museum and textiles expert recognized by the Missouri State Archives, will offer information regarding textiles and ethnographic items. Vivian Richardson, assistant curator of the McClure Archives and University Museum, will be on hand to evaluate and offer information on photographs and paper items.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Kirkpatrick Library on UCM’s campus.