Almost 5,000 people attended the Roadshow event at the Baton Rouge River Center on July 27 to get their family heirlooms, antiques and other items appraised by the Roadshow experts. It was the first visit to Louisiana in over 10 years
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The three Baton Rouge episodes of Antiques Roadshow will air Monday, February 17 and 24 and Monday, March 24 at 7PM on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Going into its 18th season, Roadshow is the highest rated primetime series on PBS and LPB. The three shows will feature a variety of the items appraised during the day long event. One guest brought a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from his old college roommate…Jim Morrison of The Doors fame. The book appraised for $8,000 to $10,000.
“Roadshow had high expectations for our first visit to Baton Rouge and it did not disappoint,” said Marsha Bemko, Antiques Roadshow’s Executive Producer. “During the appraisal event, we took a peek into the college life of a rock and roll icon and had a quintessential Roadshow jackpot moment when a guest's fake turned out to be the real deal. We look forward to sharing Baton Rouge's rich local culture and distinct stories with a national audience when the episodes broadcast in 2014."
The Baton Rouge shows will also feature visits to Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge for a discussion about Southern furniture with appraiser Leigh Keno, the Port Hudson National Cemetery where Chris Mitchell will discuss Civil War grenades, and the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge where Kathleen Hardwood will discuss the work of artist Clementine Hunter.
Thanks to everyone who made Antiques Roadshow in Baton Rouge a great success!
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