HGTV seeking historic homes

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

Does your home have a story to tell? Have you made an interesting find while renovating a house? If so, you could be featured on a national television program.

The Home and Garden Network is recruiting regional homes and their owners for its program “If Walls Could Talk,” which airs at 10 p.m. Sundays on the network.

Believing that every home has a story to tell, each half-hour episodes features four houses across the country where homeowners have made discoveries, such as property of Davy Crockett, valuable paintings or other historic relics.

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Charity Nichols, casting/research coordinator for the show, said producers are hoping that energetic homeowners will step forward to showcase their historic homes and their sometimes surprising discoveries.

“It really is a good opportunity and we are hoping to get a lot of response,” Nichols said.

Virginia Bryant, local historian, said the program would be an excellent way to let the nation know the historical treasures the region has.

Bryant said she knows of more than a handful of houses that could qualify for the program.

“I think it will be very interesting,” she said.

“If Walls Could Talk,” started in 1998, has aired more than 150 episodes and crews have visited all 50 states. For the upcoming season, 65 episodes are being shot in high definition television.

Anyone who feels their home could be a part of the show should contact Nichols as soon as possible at (303) 712-3351 or

Homeowners should send the following information: Year and style of the home, historic discoveries found in the home or surrounding property, brief history of the home, names and ages of people living in the home and contact information.

Homeowners will be chosen in the next few weeks.