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Mysteries at the Museum

Don Wildman delves into the stories behind museum artifacts. 

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

4/18/15
07:00 AM
"USS Intrepid; Seattle Glue Pot; Wing Walkers"  An old letter is discovered in the Yale archives; 120 year-old pot transforms Seattle; four mysterious objects are found on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  (Repeat) TRAV
4/19/15
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
4/19/15
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
4/19/15
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
4/23/15
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
4/23/15
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
4/23/15
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
4/23/15
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
4/24/15
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
4/24/15
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
Mysteries at the Museum

Premise
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.

Current cast
Don Wildman

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