On this episode of America’s Lost Treasures, Curt Doussett and Kinga Philipps host an Open Call for objects and artifacts at the Historic Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The duo steps back in time to investigate and verify that the items they’ve selected are indeed treasures. For her due diligence, Kinga goes to the Nelson-Atkins Museum to meet with a world renowned expert in American Indian Art to find out if the bag she’s brought belonged to Geronimo. Her next investigation takes her to Missouri Town 1855 to see one of her objects, a kitchen gadget from the 18th Century, in action. To investigate her final piece Kinga channels her inner outlaw and heads to the boyhood home of one of the country’s most notorious outlaws, Jesse James.
Curt’s selections take him on a somewhat disappointing ride. The expert he takes the scrimshaw to points out that it’s got a problem and he lets go of another object, the daguerreotype returning it to the owner after the investigation. In the end Curt’s got one object that he is putting all his power of persuasion behind. Fortunately for Curt, his only hope for a victory turns out to be the real deal: a rare and original copy of the 1859 Kansas Constitution. And the object’s value is even greater when the State Archivist compares it to the only copy the Archive has.
Which of Curt and Kinga’s picks will be verified as a true lost treasure and deemed worthy of admittance into the National Geographic Museum? Tune in to find out!
Don’t miss America’s Lost Treasures: Kansas City tonight, August 15th, at 10P et/pt.