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Catch new segments of Collecting Carolina each month on North Carolina Weekend!
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Broadcast Date: 8/15/2013
The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and The Gray Library & MESDA Research Center
“We are the only museum in the world that addresses the history and the material culture of the early South. As we like to say, we cover from when the first English footsteps landed at Jamestown to when the first cannons fired on Fort Sumter. We look at the original Southern Colonies stretching from Maryland all the way down to Georgia and then out into Kentucky and Tennessee. That’s our mission and we go about achieving that mission through object displays, exhibits, publishing a journal, educational programs and reaching out to the public.”
- Robert A. Leath, Chief Curator, Vice President Collections & Research, MESDA
Broadcast Date: 8/29/2013
Pre & Post Civil War items and Long Rifles with Michael Briggs, NC Collector and Writer, & MESDA Chief Curator Robert Leath
'Collecting Carolina’ visits the Metrolina Expo Marketplace to show you how to recognize a true artifact from North Carolina, focusing on guns and Mecklenburg County’s storied history as we go booth to booth. It’s fascinating to discover North Carolina historical items readily available to buy, you just need to know what you like and what to look for.
Broadcast Date: 9/19/13
Thomas Day Furniture with local collectors & MESDA Curator Maria Shevzov
The most famous of all North Carolina African-American furniture makers was Thomas Day, a freeman whose life is well documented and who built some of the state’s most sought-after furniture in his shop in the town of Milton. Join us as we learn to identify a fake from the real thing. Because it is believed that there are many pieces of his work still in North Carolina homes today, yet to be discovered.
Broadcast Date: 10/3/2013
Cameron Antiques Fair with Writer, Historian and Collector Ray Owen & MESDA Curator June Lucas
North Carolina treasures are still to be found at the ‘Cameron Antiques Fair,’ in the Sandhills and it’s a fun place to spend a day. Whether you are looking for something specific, or something arty, or something to go with what you already have. Stroll along the main street and in and out the many vendors’ displays because you never know what piece of North Carolina history you may find – we did!
Broadcast Date: 11/14/2013
NC Antiques Auction with Antiques Road Show's Andrew Brunk & MESDA Curator June Lucas
Take the mystery out of an auction and learn from the best. Andrew Brunk has been affiliated with PBS’s ‘Antiques Road Show’ for over 12 years and has his own auction house in Asheville. Some of the finest estates have been bought and sold through this auction house and we go to watch a fine piece of Western North Carolina furniture go on the block – but for how much?