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‘Antiques Roadshow’ coming to Austin

Gary Dinges
gdinges@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 19, 2014

“Antiques Roadshow” will be in Austin next week, in search of valuable treasures tucked away in Central Texans’ attics, garages and closets.

Appraisers from the hit PBS show will be at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., June 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They expect as many as 6,000 people to stop by, with each pre-registered guest able to bring up to two items to be examined.

Producers will also make stops at the Texas State Library and Archives and the Briscoe Center at the University of Texas. They expect to be able to get enough material to fill three upcoming episodes of “Antiques Roadshow,” which airs locally at 7 p.m. Mondays on KLRU.

“We’re thrilled to visit Austin for the first time since 2000,” executive producer Marsha Bemko said. “Our guests will bring about 10,000 to 12,000 items to our appraisal event, so we’re sure to uncover some stand-out treasures from the local region and beyond. We’re also excited to tape the field trips, which highlight the unique history and culture that Austin offers.”

For more details, visit pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow.