An exciting new opportunity to find out more about your own personal treasure trove is coming to town … two towns, actually.
Winterthur will play host to one episode of a new National Geographic television show to be called “America’s Lost Treasures.” Producers have put out an immediate call for locals who would like to bring their family heirlooms in on January 30 or February 2 for appraisal and possible inclusion on the show.
A museum in Philadelphia will do the same on January 23. We don’t yet have the name of that museum, but the show’s website is continually being updated, so check for details.
Do you have a Civil War-era musket? Letters or documents from the founding fathers? Ancient Native American artifacts, antique musical instruments, or pop-culture collectibles?
If you have a prized family heirloom, or found object, with a connection to history and a great story to tell, National Geographic may offer up to $10,000 to display your piece in a special year-long exhibit of America’s National Treasures.
Not sure if your item is authentic? Bring it in to Winterthur to have it examined by experts to find out how your piece fits into the rich tapestry of American history.
E-mail a photo and description of your object to National Geographic at:
or visit their website: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/america-s-lost-treasures