WEST FARGO — A popular PBS show has displayed many pieces of history over the years — and now it's making its way into West Fargo for the first time this weekend.
It's lights, camera, action for Bonanzaville as a crew from "Antiques Roadshow" is preparing to look at antiques from about 3,000 guests.
About 75 appraisers will line tables at the West Fargo pioneer village on Saturday afternoon, June 1, to judge the value of the items.
Staff members at Bonanzaville say hosting such a big event is overwhelming, but exciting.
"You've got everything from cameramen to executive producers and directors, and it's just a thrill for us to have them here," said Brenda Warren, the executive director at Bonanzaville.
Producers of the show were considering coming to Bonanzaville since last August when they came to tour the site.
When it came time to make the call, they say the decision was easy.
"I don't know of another living history place that celebrates the Old West like this," said Marsha Bemko, the executive producer of "Antiques Roadshow." "If it's out there, I don't know about it."
Bonanzaville believes the show being shot on-site won't just give more exposure to the museum itself, but to Cass County as well.
"It's benefiting this whole area, this entire community," Warren said. "It's going to be an economic boost for the whole county really."
Even though the show has been to North Dakota before, producers say they're happy to experience something original in a different part of the state.
"I love it," Bemko said. "Are you kidding? This is wonderful! Is there anything like this in America? No!"
Tickets for Saturday's taping are sold out, but you can still follow behind-the-scenes action on the show's Facebook page.