Watch Colonial Williamsburg locals on the Antique Road Show – May 9, 16, 23, 2022
Colonial Williamsburg will appear on television screens across America this month as the location of three hour-long episodes of the hit PBS series ANTIQUES ROADSHOW airing Monday nights May 9, 16 and 23 at 8 p.m. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hosted ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in September 2021 when the 19-time Emmy Award-nominated series filmed in the Historic Area and at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg for two days.
“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.”
While on property, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW filmed primarily on Palace Green, on the grounds of the Governor’s Palace and within the palace itself. Additional footage was captured throughout the Historic Area and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, providing viewers with plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of the foundation’s historic buildings, iconic gardens, and extensive collection of 18th- and 19th-century antiques. With a focus on health and safety, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW created a modified production that featured invitation-only filming on closed sets. Over 4,490 people applied to have their antique appraised on the Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Roadshow episodes and around 85 people were invited to film.
A sneak-peek of some of the top finds from the visit include:
- A North Carolina walnut cellarette, ca. 1800, appraised by Andrew Brunk
- A Gallet Flying Officer “Red Tail” chronograph, ca. 1941, appraised by Peter Planes
- A 17th century Tibetan bronze Buddha, appraised by Robert Waterhouse
One of these treasures is valued at $50,000 to $125,000! Viewers can visit pbs.org/stations to find their local PBS station.