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‘Antiques Roadshow’ to film in Santa Fe for 25th season

PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” will stop in Santa Fe on June 16, 2020, to film three episodes for its 25th season. In the photo is Martha Blackwelder, left, who looks over an instrument owned by Gloria, of Albuquerque. at the Antiques Roadshow at the Albuquerque Convention Center. (Morgan Petroski/Journal)

For 25 years, “Antiques Roadshow” has uncovered treasures across the country.

The PBS show will visit Santa Fe on June 16, 2020, as part of its production tour. It will also mark the first time the show has been based in Santa Fe.

In 2014, “Antiques Roadshow” filmed at the Albuquerque Convention Center.bright spot

“Holding events at these locations allows our cameras to film appraisals in and around places that are treasures in their own right, adding an exciting depth to our show,” said Marsha Bemko, “Antiques Roadshow” executive producer. “I can’t wait to see what treasures we uncover in Santa Fe. And stay tuned, we’ll be revealing the historic location we’ve selected very soon.”

Also on the 2020 tour is Williamsburg, Virginia, Nashville, Tennessee, Boston and Estes Park, Colorado. The tour begins on April 28, 2020.

“New Mexico PBS is proud to welcome ‘Antiques Roadshow’ back to New Mexico for their fourth visit, when they come to Santa Fe on June 16, 2020,” said Franz Joachim, CEO and General Manager, NMPBS.  “In the very beginning, back in 1996, Albuquerque was the sixth city chosen for taping of the new series. In 2002, a 9th century Tang Dynasty Lion was brought in, bringing tears to the eyes of the appraiser, and still ranks as one of the most valuable finds in ARS history, valued at $120,000–$250,000.  ‘Antiques Roadshow’ returned in 2014 to Albuquerque, discovering more amazing finds.  What interesting, historical and valuable items will they find in Santa Fe?”

Admission to the series is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance.

Fans can enter for a chance to win one pair of free tickets per household. The 2020 Tour ticket entry process opens Tuesday, Nov. 12.

To enter the random drawing for free tickets to a 2020 event and to see complete entry rules, go to pbs.org/roadshowtickets.

At each appraisal event, around 3,000 ticketed guests will receive free verbal evaluations of their antiques and collectibles from experts from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal.

For more information call 888-762-3749.

According to the program, three episodes of “Antiques Roadshow” per city will be created for inclusion for the season, which airs in 2021.

The series is produced by WGBH Boston and is seen by up to 8 million viewers each week. It airs at 7 p.m. Monday on NMPBS.

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