History in Schoharie County has a chance to have the blanket pulled back to reveal some hidden treasures.
The show American Pickers from The History Channel is scouring the state for leads to film their show in the coming months and they have shown initial interest in Schoharie County, said Bobbi Ryan, Director of the Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit after speaking with a representative from the show.
“Our County is so rich in history and to be as close as Watkins Glen or Utica would be an utter shame if they didn't drop in for a spell,” Mrs. Ryan explained. “I have been emailing groups like this for over a year trying to entice them to see how absolutely stunning Schoharie County is. Now we have a shot at proving it!”
American Pickers' dynamic hosts are particularly interested in "untouched collections" and search for a wide variety of items. Those items include vintage radios, motorcycles and bicycles, movie memorabilia, advertising including signage, military artifacts, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, turn of the century toys, and vintage clothing among other things.
The idea will be to visit several properties on their trek through the area. The show has asked that more properties be identified in the area so they can make an entire trip of it. The properties need to have a large collection or if someone would like to refer an individual email the property owner's name, phone number, physical address and description of the property with some photos.
Although this is in the early stages of planning and there is no confirmation of stops or sites in New York State, this could be a great source of visibility for the area.
Serious leads should be directed to the show's email at firstname.lastname@example.org.