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Brown Bag 2014: Heaton to discuss appraisals

GRANGEVILLE — Pack a lunch and head over to the local museum for Grangeville’s Brown Bag program starting today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, and running through Sept. 24.

These free historical lectures and slide shows are sponsored by the Bicentennial Historical Museum. All are located at the museum basement meeting room at 305 N. College Street, Grangeville starting at noon. Visitors are invited to bring a lunch and drink and sit in on the sessions. Coffee and lemonade will be served.

Today, Dr. Herman Ronnenberg will present a program entitled “Idaho County Breweries.”

Next week, Aug. 13, “What Is An Appraisal?” will be presented by Marcia Heaton of Grangeville.

“I will talk about the different types of appraisals and what each one can be used for,” said Heaton. She explained there are many types and uses for appraisals including those for replacement or insurance.

Heaton said she wants people attending to come prepared to ask a lot of questions.

“That’s how we learn the most so it’s a great way to get the conversation going,” she said.

Heaton has family ties in the area and moved here several years ago after retiring from the traveling portion of her appraisal business.

She is appraiser certified, completing her coursework at New York University in Manhattan.

“I spent about 17 years traveling around appraising antiques and collectibles,” she said. “I’m basically retired now and have some time to pursue other interests.”

Heaton has put on several “mini Antique Road Show” type events through the Historical Museum.

Upcoming Brown Bag events are as follows:

•Aug. 20: Salmon River Fires with John Sangster of Grangeville

•Aug. 27: Lycurgus Vineyard, His Confederate Service to Idaho with Floyd Whitley of Cottonwood

•Sept. 3: Homesteads of McComas Meadows with Eldene Wasem of Grangeville

•Sept. 10: An 80-Year-Old Looks at Local Sports History with Dick Riggs of Lewiston

•Sept. 17: White Bird History with Greg McNeely of Lewiston

•Sept. 24: Flow Blue with Dick Southern of Craigmont

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