Antiques Roadshow: Grand Rapids, Mich. - Hour One
Airs Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published July 20, 2011 at 11:48 a.m., updated September 13, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds. Mark L. Walberg hosts.
Behind the Scenes in Grand Rapids
View photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 9, 2008.
Highlights include a letter from Grand Rapids native son Gerald Ford, written in 1967 to his former kindergarten teacher; a pair of earrings made from cufflinks given to the guest’s grandfather by Czar Nicholas II of Russia; and an 1881 painting by noted Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey, valued at $300,000.
This episode originally aired in 2009.
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