Friday, February 01, 2013

Goodwill Donates Native American Vest to Burke Museum

You just never know what you might find at your local Goodwill store: something old, something new — and sometimes, treasures worthy of a museum collection.
So it was with a beaded American Indian vest dropped off at the Dearborn Goodwill at South Lane Street in Seattle. Sharp-eyed staff thought it might be something special, and an independent appraiser estimated its value for Goodwill at $5,000.
Now the early 20th-century Plains Indian-style beaded vest has just been accepted by Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture for its permanent collection.
Read the full article from the Seattle Times here.

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