Greenwood’s Treasures in the Attic to be held Saturday, September 17

The Greenwood Centre for Living History will hold its annual, ever-popular Treasures in the Attic event on Saturday, September 17 this year. It’s a day not only much-anticipated on the calendar of Hudson’s residents, it has become a yearly tradition for visitors, antique dealers and appraisers alike.

In its own version of the television program Antiques Roadshow, Treasures in the Attic opens the door to members of the public who bring their own treasures for research and appraisal for only $5 per item.

From furniture to paintings, jewellery to antique silver, several expert appraisers are on hand throughout the day to satisfy people’s curiosity about their treasures. A gold buyer will also be present. This year, two new categories have been added to the collectables mix: comic books with Ashley Cotter-Cairns, and vinyl records with Robert Carr.

Returning evaluators include Kevin Colgan (antiques), Maureen Trudel-Decelles (gold), Wilfred de Freitas and Susan Ravdin (books), Victor Isganaitus (antiques), and Roberto Menard (nostalgia items).

And that’s not the only thing on offer. Helping fuel all the activity is a special tea room set up every year that serves scones, homemade apple pie and beverages.

The event’s famous “Mile High” apple pies have become a local tradition and the pies are usually sold out long before the last treasure is evaluated.

A Vintage Shop will sell items throughout the day that have been specially donated to Greenwood. All the antiques, china, paintings, furniture and other treasures donated to this special event help raise funds which go towards the function and upkeep of Greenwood’s almost 300-year old house and property.

Treasures in the Attic will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. James’ Church Hall, 642 Main Road, Hudson QC J0P 1H0.

Call ahead for an appointment for your appraisal and beat the line-up at (450) 458-5396.