St. Augustine, FL â€”Â The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure MuseumÂ will be featuredÂ theÂ on PBS AntiquesÂ Roadshow. The episode of the popular program is entitled â€œJacksonville, Hour 2â€ will air nationally at 8/7 center onÂ Oct. 20 at 8Â p.m. onÂ WJCT-TV.
Host Mark L.Â Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurstâ€™s visit to the museumÂ will be show.Â This portion of the program features an appraisal of the first item gathered for museum founder Pat Croceâ€™sÂ collection â€”Â the 1684 edition of Alexander Exquemelinâ€™s book â€˜Buccaneers of Americaâ€ that was purchased by CroceÂ over 30 years ago.
The book itself is one of the first attempts to study Piracy, and became a primary source ofÂ information for subsequent histories of the profession.
Viewers can keep apprised of the appraised via the following social media outlets:
On twitter – @roadshowpbs, @ThePirateMuseum, @marklwalberg
On facebook – @antiques_roadshow, @ThePirateMuseum
The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum is located in the heart of St. Augustine, Florida and is open 7Â days a week from 10AM until 7PM. The museum can be contacted via the above social media outlets, online atÂ www.thepiratemuseum.com, or by phone at 904-819-1444.