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November 16, 2006

Burke Museum Features History Detectives Star Wes Cowan at Annual Artifact ID Day

SeattleBring your unidentified cultural artifacts to the Burke Museum to learn about where they came from—and this year meet History Detective and anthropologist, Wes Cowan, of the PBS TV series History Detectives and Antiques Roadshow. No appraisals given.
Do you have something that you can’t quite place? If it’s from somewhere along the Pacific Rim or North America, one of the Burke’s curators will help you figure it out. Mr. Cowan will be offering assistance on objects related to American History. Other experts will be on hand to identify objects from the Northwest Coast, Pacific Islands, and Asia, in addition to specimens from throughout the natural world (including bones, fossils or animal teeth). A limit of one or two items per visitor is required because of the event’s popularity.
Artifact ID Day is included with museum admission. No need for a morning rush – new extended hours, with morning and afternoon shifts, will accommodate all visitors throughout the day, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Burke Museum Members receive free admission and are “fast tracked” through the line. Become a member today!

Related Event: Save the date for a special presentation the night before:“The Adventures of a Real-Life History Detective with Wes Cowan.” Sat., Jan.20, 2006, 7pm at Kane Hall, UW, Seattle. For ticket information contact (206) 543-9681 or email burked@u.washington.edu.

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