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January 08, 2007

History Detectives Star to Speak at UW

The Adventures of a Real-Life History Detective with Wes Cowan
Sat., Jan. 20, 2007, 7 pm
Kane Hall, UW, Seattle

Seattle—An event for antique lovers: Wes Cowan, star of the PBS television series History Detectives and guest appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, will share his antiquing adventures, as the guest of the Burke Museum on the UW Campus, Sat., Jan. 20. Cowan will also offer insights on a limited number of historical artifacts brought in by predetermined guests. This event is sponsored by the Burke Museum, KCTS, and the Museum of History and Industry.

Tickets in advance are $15 for the general public. Call 206-543-9681 or email burked@u.washington.edu. Tickets at the doorare $18. For more information visit www.burkemuseum.org. KCTS, Museum of History and Industry,and Burke Museummembers receive a30% discount on advance ticket purchases.-

About the Speaker

Wes Cowan is founder and owner of Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. An internationally recognized expert in Historic Americana, Wes stars in the PBS television seriesHistory Detectives and is a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. He writes a bi-weekly antiques column for the Cincinnati Enquirer, monthly columns forAntique Review, Collectors Newsand theSE Antiquing Journal, and is a frequently requested speaker at antique events around the country. Wes is licensed as an auctioneer in Ohio and holds a BA and MA in anthropology from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan.

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