Public media network offers unique opportunity for professional evaluation of antiques, collectibles at Conway studios Aug. 5, 6
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS has announced a giveaway for 15 tickets to its “Arkansas Treasures” filming event Aug. 5-6 at the network studios in Conway. Entries will be accepted through July 7.
“Arkansas Treasures,” a new program showcasing the wonderful, weird and wild collectibles and antiques to be found throughout The Natural State, will allow attendees to bring treasures from their attics, basements, barns and beyond to be evaluated by a professional (for entertainment purposes only) and potentially have their stories shared in a December broadcast.
To provide a fair, secure and efficient experience, all attendees are required to register in advance. Only ticketholders will be admitted to the event. Anyone interested in participating in the ticket giveaway should register at myarpbs.org/arkansastreasures. Winners will be chosen and notified by email on or around July 17, will have 48 hours to confirm their attendance and will be asked to share what items they plan to bring for evaluation. Each ticket awarded will grant the ticketholder and one guest admission to the “Arkansas Treasures” event with a total of two items to be evaluated.
Guaranteed admission for two people and evaluation of up to two items total is available for a $120 donation to the Arkansas PBS Foundation. In addition to admission, the donation includes a year-long Arkansas PBS membership; a subscription to on-demand streaming of favorite PBS programs through Arkansas PBS Passport; and one year of Arkansas PBS Magazine with the network’s latest programming, news and highlights.
“Arkansas Treasures” will feature several professional evaluators meeting with individuals to discuss the heirlooms, collectibles and garage sale finds that they’re eager to learn more about, and viewers will get to hear the stories of how they acquired these items and how much each is potentially worth. The program is slated to premiere in December. Amory LeCuyer, owner and lead appraiser for Hampton House Auctions in Yorktown, Virginia, serves as Lead Appraiser for the production.
Due to occupancy restrictions, walk-ins cannot be accommodated, so registration is required to attend the event. Registered attendees may bring a guest, but guests cannot bring items to be evaluated.
A list of frequently asked questions and more information can be found at myarpbs.org/arkansastreasures.
Items cannot exceed 50 pounds and must be easily carried by hand. For liability reasons, Arkansas PBS’s staff and volunteers are not permitted to assist with items. No items may be left unattended. Arkansas PBS’s professional evaluators will not evaluate coins, currency, stamps, vehicles, explosives, ammunition of any kind, glass fire extinguishers or items containing hazardous materials. Antique firearms must not be loaded; antique firearms and edged weapons will be inspected upon arrival.
Items do not need to have local ties to Arkansas. Collectibles from anywhere around the world are welcome. A collection may be considered as a single item. However, if objects of the collection are bulky, attendee should bring a representative sampling of the collection.
Examples of items that can be brought for evaluation include: artwork, antique firearms, books and historic documents, jewelry, toys and games, Civil War memorabilia, mineralogy and gemstones and agricultural collectibles.
About Arkansas PBS Foundation
The Arkansas PBS Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support the network's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with their only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate, foundation or underwriting partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The Arkansas PBS Foundation builds relationships between Arkansas PBS, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.
About Arkansas PBS
Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watch, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Russellville), KETS (Forrest City), KETS (Gaither) and KETS (Yancy).