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Winterthur will be on ‘Antiques Roadshow’ in January

11/18/2019 11:00AM ● By J. Chambless

Longtime appraiser Lark E. Mason, Jr., meets guests at an 'Antiques Roadshow' taping at Winterthur on June 18. (Photo by John Chambless)

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library will ring in the new year as the featured venue for the season 24 broadcast premiere of “Antiques Roadshow.” Three one-hour episodes were produced from the Roadshow event held at Winterthur in June. Viewers can tune in to WHYY in Philadelphia to see the items brought in by the thousands of visitors to the appraisal event. The episodes will air on Jan. 6, 13, and 20.

“We are thrilled and grateful that Winterthur will serve as the premiere episode of such a wonderful series,” said Carol B. Cadou, the Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of Winterthur. “With its vast collection of early American antiques of all kinds, Winterthur is a perfect fit for ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and its millions of fans. We were delighted to host the Roadshow and are so pleased that viewers will now learn more about founder Henry Francis du Pont’s remarkable collections and estate. We hope the program will inspire those who have not seen Winterthur or are unable to visit.”

“Antiques Roadshow” is the highest-rated ongoing series on PBS. It recorded three episodes at Winterthur on June 18 for its 2019 tour of five historic locations across the country. About 3,000 people visited the event at Winterthur for appraisals from about 70 experts in more than 20 areas of specialty.

“We were excited to visit Delaware and experience such an exceptional location,” said Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Filming at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library allowed our cameras to blanket the property, capturing appraisals with the action of the event as a backdrop.”

Along with the visit to Winterthur, the 2019 Antiques Roadshow Tour visited Bonanzaville, West Fargo, N.D.; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Calif.; Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Ariz.; and McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.

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