Antiques Roadshow

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Did you miss the first episode of Antiques Roadshow's visit to Charleston, West Virginia?

Don't worry, you can watch it here: Catch all three episodes from Charleston on West Virginia public broadcasting at 8 p.m. Every Monday this May.

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More than 250 guests turned out to the Culture Center on May 6 to meet  our special guest, Antiques Roadshow Executive Producer Marsha Bemko.

Many had volunteered or even brought their items in to be evaluated at the taping in the Charleston Civic Center last August, so they were anxious to see which treasures and finds made it into the three one-hour episodes. Those episodes are scheduled for air May 11, 18 and 25 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Antiques Roadshow Treasures From Charleston

May 8, 2015

Get an insider's look at a visit from Antiques Roadshow  when Behind the Scenes - Antiques Roadshow in Charleston, West Virginia premieres  May 25 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public  Broadcasting. The program follows the final of three episodes the PBS series recorded last August,  scheduled to air Mondays at 8 p.m. on May 11, 18, and 25. 

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, 45 years ago a young student at West Virginia University took his black and white camera to demonstrations on campus after the shootings at Kent State.  Dan Ringer tells his compelling story for the first time.  And Beth Vorhees talks with Antiques Roadshow producer Marsha Bemko.  The episodes that were taped in Charleston last summer begin airing on Monday on PBS.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


The PBS series Antiques Roadshow has announced three May broadcast dates for episodes shot in Charleston, W.Va., last August. The episodes are scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on May 11, 18, and 25 on West Virginia PBS and other public television stations nationwide.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting also is producing a behind-the scenes look at the visit to be broadcast with the national premiere of the Charleston episodes.

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A 160-year-old landscape painting of the Kanawha Valley was appraised at $250,000 during an Antiques Roadshow event Saturday in Charleston, W.Va.

The painting by Edward Beyer shows the town of Charleston, the Kanawha River and the green hills beyond. The painting was created in 1854, before West Virginia became a state.

The painting's owner told the Charleston Gazette that her grandfather won the painting, after being one of a group of local businessmen who commissioned it.

Kristi George / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Everyone here at West Virginia Public Broadcasting is excited for Saturday's Antiques Roadshow taping at the Charleston Civic Center. We wanted to share a bit of the behind the scenes action as it happens right here.

Whether you were lucky enough to get a ticket (be sure to share your experience using #wvantiques!) or following along at home or on the go, have a look at all of the interesting antiques and quirky heirlooms from our various social media feeds:

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Roughly 6,000 people will pack the Charleston Civic Center as the expert appraisers from Antiques Roadshow roll into town to take a look at all sorts of family heirlooms, yard sale finds, and quirky treasures. 

West Virginia Morning
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An environmental watchdog group is claiming some companies in West Virginia are using diesel fuel in their fracking fluids without the proper permits. Craft Brewers are celebrating their industry at two festivals in West Virginia this weekend, but they're hoping the events bring attention to the legal needs of the industry not just their businesses. Antiques Roadshow's executive producer Marsha Bemko discusses the show's first time in West Virginia and Brett Dennen has this week's Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

The producers of Antiques Roadshow would like to see more furniture from West Virginia.  The popular appraisal show will be in Charleston in August and time is running out to submit your family's furniture heirlooms.

So far, West Virginians have submitted photos of 76 pieces of furniture, but Antiques Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko would like to see a lot more.  

Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers!

Mar 18, 2014
Chippendale chest from Antiques Roadshow's Boise, ID, event in 2013.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Charleston, W.Va.March 18, 2014  –  Antiques Roadshow is looking for furniture to appraise at its August 16 event in Charleston. If there’s a family heirloom with a great story, or a unique piece of furniture you’ve never seen on the show before, send a photo and a description to the show’s producers by April 7.

Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers!

Mar 12, 2014

Antiques Roadshow is seeking large pieces of furniture located within a 50-mile radius of Charleston, W.Va., to be included in the August 16 event at the Charleston Civic Center.

If your furniture is selected you’ll get two tickets to the show, and the Antiques Roadshow team will make arrangements to transport the furniture to the event and back at no cost to you!  The owner of the furniture must attend the event.  

Click here for complete furniture submission rules.

Antiques Roadshow 2014 Tour Includes Charleston, W.Va.

Jan 6, 2014

Antiques Roadshow, West Virginia PBS’s most-watched primetime series, has announced its Summer 2014 Tour destinations, including its first  stop in West Virginia.

The show is scheduled to come to Charleston's Civic Center on Aug. 16.

"Our mission is to tell West Virginia's story, and this visit from Antiques Roadshow will help that story reach millions of viewers," said Scott Finn, executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. "We West Virginians love our history, and this should be a spectacular show.”

Antiques Roadshow has just announced their 2014 tour dates, and Charleston, W.Va. will be their last stop!

The live event is scheduled for August 16 at the Charleston Civic Center.

This is a big deal for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and for fans who've been asking for Antiques Roadshow to come to West Virginia for years.