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            North Central Michigan College will present two special summer lectures featuring antiques appraiser Dr. Lori Verderame, “Dr. Lori,” on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the gym in the Student and Community Resource Center. These lectures are part of North Central’s new Summer Lecture Series, offering great speakers on the third Wednesday of June, July and August. 

            Dr. Lori is the star antiques appraiser on the History channel’s The Curse of Oak Island and the Discovery channel’s Auction Kings. She has appeared on NBC’s Today show, Tonight show, as well as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Dr. Lori is an award-winning TV personality and TV talk show host with a Ph.D. in art history. She is also an internationally syndicated columnist and an author with 30 books to her credit.  She presents more than 150 shows each year.

            Dr. Lori will be appraising items during her presentation/show at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on July 17. Individuals interested in having an item appraised, please bring that item with you. FREE APPRAISALS ARE LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for the morning presentation and 5:30 p.m. for the evening presentation.   For more information about Dr. Lori, visit

            North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and Veteran Friendly School.


For more information:

Kathy Bardins

Communications and Events Specialist