Get out your grandma’s treasures! The Stockton Springs Historical Society is bringing a traveling antique appraisal team to town so that you can find the value of your prized possessions.

On Thursday, Aug. 18, from 2-7 p.m., Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Mobile Appraisal Laboratory will roll into Stockton Springs for an antiques appraisal fundraising event hosted by the historical society. The fair will be held at the Colcord House, on the corner of Main and Station streets in Stockton Springs, and the Thomaston Place appraisers Kaja Veilleux and John Bottero will provide instant appraisals for antique or collectible items brought in to the mobile appraisal lab. There will be a suggested donation to the historical society of $10 for one item, or $20 for three items.

“We are delighted to offer this opportunity to the local people to have their family heirlooms professionally appraised by qualified experts, while at the same time raising needed funds for our historical society”, said Society President Marion Fisher, in a press release.

Participants are encouraged to bring any items that they want appraised to the event. If the items are too large to be transported to the mobile van, detailed photographs can be used to determine their approximate value. There are no appointments, and each person will have a chance to meet with an appraiser on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Mobile Appraisal Laboratory is a first-of-its-kind, 36-foot long motor home equipped with state-of-the-art appraisal tools and reference materials.

Kaja Veilleux, president of Thomaston Place, said in the press release, “We have been doing free appraisals every week at our Thomaston Gallery for over 20 years. We are very excited to be able to take this service on the road to support the worthwhile programs of the Stockton Springs Historical Society.”

The Stockton Springs Historical Society acquired the historic Colcord House in 1999 and has worked tirelessly to restore the house, which they share with the Stockton Springs Community Library.

The society works to preserve Stockton’s rich historical and cultural heritage. The society’s extensive collection of Stockton’s history is showcase on the second floor of the Colcord House and will be available for perusal during the event. Light refreshments will be served.