The afternoon begins with a 1 p.m. talk by Mike Wolfe, which costs $5 per person.
This is followed by a free book signing from 2 to 4 by Wolfe and Callaway of their new book, “The American Picker’s Guide to Picking.”
Books may be purchased at the Museum Store in advance or at the event. Tickets are limited for the Mike Wolfe lecture and may be purchased in advance by calling the Museum at 339-5745 or by coming by the Museum Store during the Museum’s open hours.
The television show “American Pickers” is a huge hit, especially for those people who love watching the stars Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the country looking in out-of-the-way places for treasures.
Mike Wolfe will divulge what life on the road is really like, give some picking secrets about finding hidden treasures, and answer questions about the show and his life during the Q&A session.
Please note that he will not do appraisals at this event and it is requested that people not bring items to the museum.
Following his talk, participants will be able to get their books autographed.
“American Pickers Guide to Picking,” which came out in September, is a great how-to book about picking, as well as an inside look into Mike and Frank’s adventures on the road.
Some of the questions the book explores include how the two got into this unconventional profession, how to find good places to pick, value the items, gain a good eye, and market your items.
It’s a great book for those who want to start picking treasures and turning them into cash. It would also make an excellent Christmas present to purchase early for the season. The hardcover book retails for $24.99.
The Museum Center at Five Points preserves and interprets the history and culture of the Ocoee District of Southeast Tennessee. The museum hosts exhibits and education programs. The Museum Store sells Appalachian arts and crafts from the region.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Groups of 12 or more are $4 each.
The Museum is free of charge the first Saturday of every month. For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.