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The Kirkwood Historical Society was founded in 1961. The Society, through its Board of Directors and Membership, seeks to discover, collect and preserve the history of Kirkwood and surrounding areas. The Society promotes educational programs, exhibits and special events and provides for the preservation of Mudd's Grove.

May 30, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kirkwood Community Center
 111 South Geyer Road

            $15 per item, max of two items  

    Tickets available at:
Mudd's Grove Library
Christopher's -127 East Argonne
James Durbin Jewelery -114 West Jefferson
or at the door   

   Appointments can be made with appraisers for more items.
               Please bring photos of large furniture         

   Questions:  Call Carol 314-265-3630, Kate 314-965-3831
Appraisals by noted area dealers, appraisers, collectors:
JONATHAN KODNER, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kodner is the President and Director of Kodner Gallery and an internationally recognized consultant and dealer in the field of fine and rare art.  Jon is a current member of the New England Appraisers Association.  His specialties include French and American impressionists, Masters of the Old West, Regionalism, 17th-20th century American and European landscape, still life and genre, as well as Modern and Contemporary masters. 
With over 68 years of activities in the antiques and collectibles fields, as the son of St. Louis antique dealer parents, Art began with a primary interest in Civil War memorabilia and antique weapons, branching out eventually into every aspect of the antiques and collectible fields, giving to him the capabilities to appraise entire household contents for insurance, probate, bankruptcy, or liquidation. He is a constant consultant to numerous Historical Societies and Museums in relation to donated items, and works with many international auction houses in the liquidation of fine antiquities. Art is the author of a contemporary book on a major collectible, has  contributed articles for books and magazines, had radio stints on KTRS & WIBV “Ask The Appraiser”, and has taught courses on “Identification and Appraisal of Antiques” at Jefferson college. Each year, since its inception, Art has been a key appraiser at The Channel 9 “Trash or Treasure” appraisal fair. As a member of the “Certified Appraisers Guild of America” he is recognized by the courts and qualified to appraise both business and personal properties.
Ralph has over 37 years’ experience in Antique and Contemporary home décor. His initial work was in museum design and design management with studies at the Smithsonian and Field Museums. Currently, he holds a position as Adjunct Professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Ralph’s first love is in the buy / sell and restoration of fine antique chandeliers and other lighting fixtures, with much additional knowledge and expertise in all periods of furniture. His expertise is recognized by his membership in “The Certified Appraisers Guild of America”.
Tom has over 25 years in the very active business of collecting and dealing in all aspects of “Militaria”, including weapons,  accessories and accoutrements from all wars spanning the past two centuries. Tom is a past president of the “National Automatic Pistol Collectors Association” and has continued as the editor of their newsletter. He is the founder of “The Gateway Military Historical Society”, with his shop on Lemay Ferry Rd. being a veritable museum of “Militaria”.
Paul has logged over 20 years in various positions associated with the auction business and the liquidation of numerous categories of antique and collectibles. He has acquired an in depth knowledge in a wide range of fields including Glassware, China, Furniture, and Fine Arts, in catalog preparations including description, and value assessments. He is a valued partner of the newly founded St. Louis, “Link Auction Services”.

On Tuesday, June 9th the Kirkwood Historical Society will hold its annual Strawberry Festival on the grounds of Mudd's Grove, corner of Harrison and Argonne. This event begins at 5:30 and is free and open to the public, donations are accepted. We will provide hotdogs and lemonade, ice cream and strawberries.  Come and enjoy a lovely evening with friends.

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302 W Argonne Dr,
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 965-5151

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PO Box 220602
Kirkwood, MO  63122