Wilkes University


Wilkes University Presents Antique Appraisals with "Dr. Lori" Verderame on June 1

Wilkes University presents antique appraisals with expert Lori Verderame – better known as “Dr. Lori” - on Thursday, June 1. Each participant will receive appraisals on two items brought to the class. The fee for the program is $30.  The event will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in Breiseth Hall, Room 107, on the Wilkes University campus.

Verderame appears as the star antiques appraiser on the History Channel's international television show The Curse of Oak Island and Discovery Channel's show Auction Kings. She holds a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and presents 150 antiques appraisal events each year to crowds worldwide reviewing approximately 20,000 items every year.

After teaching in university classrooms and working as a museum director, Verderame was inspired to start appraising antiques after an unexpected encounter with a 75-year-old woman. "This woman told me her story. She had recently sold an historic George Washington document for $50 that was worth $50,000! She said she needed the $50 to pay her electric bill. When I met her, I thought, this woman could be my mother - anyone could make that mistake."  She says, "That woman's mistake inspired me to share my education and expertise. So, I do just that, presenting over 150 antique appraisal shows and appraising 20,000 objects that audiences bring me to review every year."

Advance registration is required.  For more information or to register, please contact the Wilkes Center for Continued Learning at (570) 408-5615 or visit the webpage at www.wilkes.edu/continuedlearning.