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Antiques Roadshow : Discovering America's Hidden Treasures. Copyright WGBH Educational Foundation.

Antiques Roadshow announces summer 2010 tour destinations

Antiques Roadshow : Discovering America's Hidden Treasures. Copyright WGBH Educational Foundation.
Antiques Roadshow : Discovering America’s Hidden Treasures. Copyright WGBH Educational Foundation.
BOSTON – Antiques Roadshow, PBS Television’s most-watched primetime series, has announced its summer 2010 tour destinations: San Diego, Billings, Mont., Miami Beach, Fla.; Biloxi, Miss.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Washington, D.C.

Programs taped in those locations will make up Roadshow’s 15th broadcast season on PBS, airing in 2011.

“We’re calling this our Crystal Anniversary Tour,” said Antiques Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko, author of the new book, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes. “It’s our way of celebrating Roadshow’s 15-year romance with America’s stories, its objects, and its extraordinary history.”

Roadshow’s 2010 tour features a series of local events at which top appraisers offer the public free evaluations of antiques and collectibles, revealing the often-surprising history and value of these items.

Antiques Roadshow 2010 stops and dates include:

San Diego – June 12, 2010

Billings, Mont. – June 26, 2010

Miami Beach, Fla. – July 10, 2010

Biloxi, Miss. – July 24, 2010

Des Moines, Iowa – Aug. 7, 2010

Washington, D.C. – Aug. 21, 2010

Admission to Antiques Roadshow events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules will be available on Antiques Roadshow online or by dialing toll-free 1-888-762-3749 after Antiques Roadshow’s season premiere, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time/7 p.m. Central.

This year’s lineup, with host Mark L. Walberg, kicks off from Raleigh, N.C., with the highest-value treasure ever seen on Antiques Roadshow, a set of Chinese carved jade objects estimated to be worth as much as $1.07 million. Visit pbs.org/antiques for a preview of this record-breaking season premiere.

Additional information about the Summer 2010 Tour is available at pbs.org/antiques

© 2010 WGBH Educational Foundation