This summer at roughly the same time that LauraPalooza was going on, PBS show Antique Roadshow came to film in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Since this is near De Smet when I visited there on my way home from the conference there was a lot of buzz going around about who had taken what and if they’d been filmed. Now the show films more than it can use, so until the episodes actually air there is no way to know what what was actually included or not, but the rumors I heard were that at least one Harvey Dunn painting and one Laura Ingalls Wilder related piece made it as far as being filmed. I’ve had several people ask when it would air since this summer and South Dakota Public Broadcasting answered. “The Roadshow episodes recorded in Rapid City this past July will air April 22, 26 and May 6, 2013.” That’s their airings, double check for airtimes and dates with your local PBS station, but it should be those same weeks. I can hardly wait to see what they found.
Previously a set of illustrations from the “Little House” books done by Mildred Boyle, later sold to the homesite museums, appeared in the very first season of Antique Roadshow in 2005. I wasn’t able to find the clip online, but it’s listed in their episode guide as Episode 107.