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Mysteries at the Museum

Don Wildman delves into the stories behind museum artifacts. 

Don Wildman (Host), Nicola Moody (Executive Producer), Dominic Stobart (Executive Producer), David Gerber (Executive Producer)

09:00 AM
"Patience Worth; Space Monkey; Absinthe"  A set of books that contain a tale told from beyond the grave; a primate that once played a role in man's explorations of space; the bottle of an alcohol believed to compel drinkers to commit heinous acts.  (Repeat) TRAV
10:00 AM
"Shrunken Heads; Greeley Expedition; Broken Arrow"  Don examines a miniature head from the jungle; a journal details an Arctic expedition; the dented casing of the hydrogen bomb of a nuclear accident.  (Repeat) TRAV
11:00 AM
"Opera Riot, Golfer Behind Enemy Lines, The Great Mail Train Robbery"  A play that sparked one of the biggest riots in NYC; a monocular used by a soldier; wrapper from a pungent product that sparked a postal feud.  (Repeat) TRAV
12:00 PM
"Prison Experiment; Butch Cassidy Manuscript; Dueling Mammoths"  The examination of a uniform; a manuscript; ice age; the secrets of a child's rag doll; a deadly engineering disaster.  (Repeat) TRAV
01:00 PM
"Boston Molasses disaster; D.B. Cooper; Buddy Holly Curse"  Don examines a mysterious antique fire truck, the wax likeness of a historic airplane hijacker and a cursed rock-and-roller's pair of sunglasses.  (Repeat) TRAV
02:00 PM
"Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter; Lincoln Brass Knuckles; Pneumatic Subway; Karen Silkwood Murder; Einstein's Brain; Morgan Affair"  Don looks at sketches of creatures, some brass knuckles that saves a president and a secret society building.  (Repeat) TRAV
03:00 PM
"Chowchilla Kidnapping, Texas City Disaster, Bezoar Stones"  How a school bus became involved in the largest kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history; a ball of sisal twine that played a key role in a deadly industrial accident; a handful of stones that were once prized more than silver or gold.  (Repeat) TRAV
05:00 PM
"Santa Claus Heist, Long Island Heiress, Papago Park"  Handcuffs that once held the wrists of an unlikely criminal; a dress worn by a socialite; a leather bag used in a prison escape.  (Repeat) TRAV
06:00 PM
"Damascus Missile; Eye in the Sky; Soapy Smith"  Pieces of metal related to a nuclear nightmare that still haunts Arkansas; a life-sized sculpture of one of the West's most notorious cons.  (Repeat) TRAV
07:00 PM
"Railroad Heroine; Niagara Falls Daredevil; Accidental Nuclear Bomb"  A lantern that helped guide a teenage girl; a homemade barrel used in a stunt; small metal fragment salvaged from a disaster.  (Repeat) TRAV
Mysteries at the Museum

The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artifact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed -- tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. In ``Mysteries at the Museum,'' host Don Wildman visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artifacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.

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