WILLIAMSBURG — Episodes of the popular Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series, “Antiques Roadshow,” which were filmed in Williamsburg, are set to air this month.
Last September, episodes of the series were filmed at Colonial Williamsburg, utilizing the Palace Green, the grounds of the Governor’s Palace, and inside the palace itself for its appraisal portions. Additionally, secondary footage of the Historic Area and its art museums were filmed to be included in the programs.
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According to Colonial Williamsburg, 4,490 people applied to have their treasures appraised and 85 were chosen to participate.
“‘Antiques Roadshow’ and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation are a wonderful pairing,” said Ronald L. Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg Carlisle H. Humelsine chief curator and vice president for museums, preservation, and historic resources. “We both use material culture to bring history to life. Objects tell the stories of our past, whether in Williamsburg’s historic buildings and museums or in the family home. Having the opportunity to bring that magic to millions of viewers through a television program is fantastic.”
Some of the items appraised include an early 19th century North Carolina walnut cellarette, a Gallet Flying Officer “Red Tail” chronograph from around 1941, and a 17th century Tibetan bronze Buddha. It is noted that one of these items was appraised at a value of between $50,000 and $125,000.
The episodes will air May 9, 16, and 23 at 8 p.m. on PBS. To find your local PBS station, please click here. For more information on the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, please visit its website.
Video courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation