ANTIQUES ROADSHOW features episodes filmed in Rapid City

Posted April 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm


Viewers across the country will be treated to a triple dose of antiques when brand new episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW featuring Rapid City premiere on PBS.

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The Rapid City-based episodes will be shown locally on SDPB on Mondays, April 29 and May 6 at 7 p.m. and across the country on PBS stations nationwide. In South Dakota, the episodes will encore each of the Monday nights at 9 p.m. and the following Sundays at 5 p.m.

April 22 has already had the first showing, but will air the encore the following Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m.

Viewers will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Rapid City based episodes on pbs.org/antiques and at SDPB.org/Roadshow. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW filmed the episodes at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center last summer.

In addition to the series signature appraisals, the episodes also feature “field stories” filmed at Mount Rushmore National Park, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park.

Thousands braved the 104-degree heat to bring their prized possessions to the ROADSHOW. “We can’t wait to share some of the treasures that we found in Rapid City,” says ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Executive Producer Marsha Bemko.

Those treasures include an extraordinary collection of Thomas Molesworth furniture—a living room suite including a lamp—that was originally made for Moses Annenberg’s Ranch A in Wyoming – valued between $130,000 and $180,000; a 1932 Gutzon Borglum letter along with a Borglum-signed photo of Mount Rushmore in progress, which shows a very different beginning from the final National Memorial, valued at $1,000 to $1,200; and three pieces of French art the owner inherited from her sister—her Picasso, Rodin and Matisse originals are worth $71,200 to $71,500.

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A SUITE OF FURNITURE, rustic and priceless by Thomas Moleworth, is shown, from the famous “Ranch A.”

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