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You might want to check your attic for ‘treasures.’ Antiques Roadshow will be in town

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pexels)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pexels)

Attention: Those with hidden treasures from the past – the popular PBS program Antiques Roadshow will be in Williamsburg.

According to PBS, the show, in its 25th season, will be in town April 28, as part of its 2020 Production Tour!

PBS’s most-watched ongoing series celebrates this milestone with stops exclusively at distinctive, historic locations across the country, according to a news release from PBS.

“Holding events at these locations allows our cameras to film appraisals in and around places that are treasures in their own right, adding an exciting depth to our show,” said the show’s executive producer Marsha Bemko. “I can’t wait to see what treasures we uncover in Williamsburg. And stay tuned, we’ll be revealing the historic location we’ve selected very soon.”

From each of the 2020 events, three episodes per city will be created for inclusion in the 17-time Emmy award nominated production’s 25th broadcast season, to air in 2021.

Produced by WGBH Boston, Antiques Roadshow is seen by up to 8 million viewers each week. It airs locally Mondays at 8 p.m. on WHRO.

Admission to the show is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Fans can enter for a chance to win one pair of free tickets per household. The 2020 Tour ticket entry process opens Nov. 12. To enter the random drawing for free tickets to a 2020 ROADSHOW event and to see complete entry rules, click here.

For more information you may also call toll-free 888-762-3749.

Deadline for entries is Monday, February 19, 2020.

And new this year, a small number of tickets will be available to fans who apply on Instagram and Twitter. Social media entries will be accepted for one month, with a deadline of December 11. More information and complete rules for social media entries can be found at the 2020 Tour Complete Rules page.

At each appraisal event, around 3,000 ticketed guests will receive free verbal evaluations of their antiques and collectibles from experts from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal.

To see FAQs about Antiques Roadshow events, click here.

The show’s 2020 Production Tour city locations and dates are announced below. Historic venues in each city will be revealed closer to each event date:

  • April 28         Williamsburg, Virginia
  • May 12          Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 25          Boston, Massachusetts
  • June 9           Estes Park, Colorado
  • June 16         Santa Fe, New Mexico
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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