By Lauren Lipton

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Treasures Sale and Show at the Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) begins this coming Friday, October 31st, and continues through  Sunday, November 2nd, with a preview party on Thursday evening, October 30th.

“We have one-of-a-kind jewelry from designers around the country,” says Dru Ellen Kolker (top photo), co-chair of the event.  “This year, we’ve expanded the show by also including accessories.”

(A pendant necklace by Rona Fisher, a Philadelphia-based jewelry designer taking part in the show.  Photo provided)

(A pendant necklace by Rona Fisher, a Philadelphia-based jewelry designer taking part in the show. Photo provided)

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The sale and show is put on by the museum’s Women’s Committee, to raise money for Penn Museum‘s educational and cultural programs.

Kolker says there will be a lot of free programs that go with admission to the show.  For example:

“We have the personal stylist manager from Nordstrom coming and talking about how you take what’s in your closet and, by accessorizing, you get a whole new look.  We also have a speaker from Freeman’s (the center city-based auction house).  He will be talking about the history of fashion and jewelry, how jewelry went from being a functional clasp that held a cloak in place to a piece of adornment that we use today.”

It’s $15 for the show, and that includes admission to the museum.  Take a docent tour or check out some of the other museum exhibits.

And on Saturday, in another part of the museum,  it’s the Day of the Dead celebration — in case part  of the family wants to go in one direction and the rest wants to go in another.

Hear the extended interview in this CBS Philly podcast (runs 6:40)…

 

And, for this week, that’s “Positively Philadelphia!”

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