History Channel’s American Pickers coming to Kentucky
The History channel’s American Pickers is coming to Central Kentucky in March, and hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz want to see your junk. It could become their treasures.
For the uninitiated, American Pickers is a History channel show in which Wolfe and Fritz travel the country looking for discarded items or pieces people may have a sense is valuable, though they don’t know what to do with it. Wolfe and Fritz work to restore items back to their former glory. Along the way, there are usually some lessons about history and culture.
The show’s website says, “If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind – and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.”
With their Kentucky visit coming up, History sent out a list of items they are looking for, including places like barns, deserted buildings, basements and items like pre-1950s vending machines, taxidermy, early Boy Scout items, old rodeo items, folk art, vintage BB guns and cap guns, vintage election memorabilia, vintage gas pumps, strange woodcarvings, Civil War antiques and vintage collegiate collectibles.
If you think you have an item the pickers might be interested in, email AmericanPickers@Cineflix.com or call (646) 493-2184.
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Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich