What’s Your Treasure Worth?: Presented in conjunction with SAR’s 110 Anniversary

Event, Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00–5:00 pm, $25 per person for up to three items

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For 110 years, SAR has been a careful steward of treasures from the Southwest and beyond.

Join Wes Cowan, popularly known as a mainstay of the PBS program History Detectives and a featured guest appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, for a verbal estimate of value of your treasures. Bring your pieces—including American Indian art, fine and decorative art, autographs and manuscripts, books, maps, and other historical items, as well as fine jewelry and time pieces— (no stamps, firearms, coins, or large pieces of furniture please).

Wes Cowan owns Cowan's Auctions, Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, which is one of the leading auction houses in the country, and has been named by Blouin Art Info as one of the top 150 auction houses in the world. Wes will bring his skilled team to evaluate your treasures.

Verbal estimates of value will be provided for up to three items. All proceeds will benefit SAR.

Time-block preregistrations are required. Please register here.


110th Anniversary Tent Sale of Discounted Books

Come also for a discount book sale of SAR Press publications. SAR Press, which publishes scholarly books arise from SAR’s programs as well as general-interest books on the Southwest and Native American arts.


Join us for Self-Guided Tours of the Historic SAR Campus

Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. This secluded 8-acre estate, formerly known as “El Delirio” (The Madness), is the campus for SAR, a research center for anthropologists and archaeologists.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes so you can fully appreciate the rustic beauty of the campus and its graveled and flagstoned walkways.

Free admission for book sale and tours.



For more information about SAR's 110 year history, please click here.

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