The History Foundation invites you to the 2nd annual Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair.
Think you have a treasure hiding in plain sight?
Bring it to an expert, celebrity PBS appraiser to find out.
$15 per appraisal item
3 items per person
Step 1: Decide how many items you would like to have appraised.
Max 3 items per person (or 6 items per couple)
*No firearms please*
Step 2: Select your appraisal time. Appraisal order will be assigned at the door within your pre-registered time slot. Call the History Foundation at (406) 449-3770 to request tickets within the limited time slots.
- LIMITED, call to request 9:00 – 10:00 am
- LIMITED, call to request 10:00 – 11:00 am
- LIMITED, call to request 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Step 3: Purchase tickets. No refunds will be made for cancellations.
Note: General admission for spectators is $5 at the door. Appraisal tickets include general admission.
What types of items can we bring to have appraised?
Bring your fine art, rare and valuable treasures, historic objects, and interesting items. Items could include a painting, sculpture, textile, rug, ceramic, photograph, Western and Native Americana, sports memorabilia, militaria, doll, or any other object or oddity. No firearms please.
Can I attend as a spectator?
Yes! Please join us. General admission for spectators is $5 at the door. Appraisal tickets include general admission.
What type of weight does this valuation bear?
The appraisers will be providing verbal valuations, which are estimates and do not bear any legal record.
Who does this event benefit?
This event is hosted by The History Foundation and The Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex. As such, the proceeds of this fundraiser event will benefit both organizations. Thank you to our celebrity appraisers for donating their time and expertise for this event.
When was the last Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair held?
The first Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair was held May 5, 2017 at the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, Montana. Click here to see more from the 2017 event.
Can I get a refund?
No refunds will be made for cancellations. Thank you for supporting this fundraising event.
Recently named one of Antiques Roadshow’s Top Five Appraisers by TVOvermind, Gordon has conducted numerous notable appraisals including the Princess Diana gowns collection at Kensington Palace, The Ronald Reagan Collections at Rancho del Cielo, The Nevada and Wyoming State Museums, The Jim Morrison estate writings, the American University Art Museum at Washington, D.C., The Levi Strauss Archives, historical contents of Yellowstone and National Parks, and over one million artifacts of the ghost town collections at Virginia City, MT. Gordon also has also worked with other television productions, including the PBS production Frontier House.
Third generation auctioneer Zahajko has spent over 25 years specializing in memorabilia, ephemera, autographs, documents, antiques and more. He also has served as Antiques Roadshow’s collectibles and sports memorabilia appraiser for the past six seasons.
Raised as a fourth generation Montanan with a strong sense of Montana history, Allen Rodgers graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts and pursued graduate studies at the University of Oregon with a two-year stint at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Allen had an art and estate appraisal liquidation business for several years in Eugene, Oregon, with an emphasis and passion for oriental rugs, carpets, and textiles for over 40 years. Culminating as an appraiser for PBS Antiques Roadshow, his expertise and interest for the beauties of the past continues.
Thanks to our Sponsors!
Appraiser Hotel Sponsor
Antique Junkie Sponsors
Community Outreach Manager