08 June 2016
NEW YORK (June 8, 2016) – Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum,” hosted by history explorer Don Wildman, will premiere 13 new one-hour episodes beginning Friday, July 1, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The popular series has attracted more than 8.8 million total viewers this season. In each episode, Wildman investigates extraordinary stories and the artifacts that inspired momentous events.
 
Through compelling interviews, rarely seen archival footage and captivating recreations, Wildman reveals incredible treasures. He inspects a key from the 1890s that unlocks the story of William Waldorf Astor and his family’s revolution of luxury in New York City; explores a 15-foot long aircraft that recalls an ambitious dream that almost changed America forever, but never took off; and examines a compass belonging to famed explorer Percy Fawcett, who is believed to have inspired the beloved fictional character Indiana Jones.
 
“We’re digging deep into history and pulling out the fun, exciting and fascinating tales that will satisfy our viewers’ curiosity about some of the world’s hidden treasures,” says Wildman. “There are so many museums, galleries, local archives and collections, each with numerous artifacts and stories to tell – we’ve barely scratched the surface! We reveal the coolest stories from around the world.”
 
 
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