PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Episodes of a popular show on the History Channel will be filmed in Pennsylvania next month.
The “American Pickers” show will be traveling across the state, looking for antique collectors to tell their stories.
The show is only interested in private collections, the more dust the better. They are not interested in stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses, or anything open to the public.
Heinz History Center President and CEO Andy Masich says Wolfe and Fritz should have a field day in our area.
“They’re going to be overwhelmed by the amount of stuff and stories that we have,” he said.
But what Masich, an American Pickers fan, says the guys will like the most is the people they’ll find here.
“It’s really not just about the stuff,” he said. “It’s about the characters who own the stuff and want to share their stories.”
But the stuff is important and he says they are not looking for the obvious.
“They want the discovery, the reveal of those things that are unexpected. Often times people in western Pennsylvania have generations of history to go with their stuff,” he said. Then with a slight grin, Masich added, “The only thing I’m worried about is the pickers are going to get the good stuff and it should be here at the History Center. So we’ll be watching them.”
When you’ll be able to watch them isn’t known. Air dates for any episodes shot in our region will be announced at a later date.
Anyone who has a large collection of antiques, and would like a chance to be featured on the show, should contact them as soon as possible.
So if you think you or someone you know might be a good find for the pickers they are looking for:
- Phone number
- Description of collection with photos