Bristol’s Clock and Watch Museum Featured in Upcoming History Detectives on CPTV

Release Date: 09/01/2010

Premieres Monday, September 6 at 9 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)

Connecticut’s own Clock and WatchMuseum located in Bristol will be featured in an episode of the PBS series, History Detectives, premiering this Monday, September 6 at 9 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV).
 
This episode of History Detectives – the PBS series which uncovers the history and story behind fascinating artifacts – features a look at a Chicago clock which may have once been used by the Western Union to regulate time throughout the entire Midwest via telegraph signals. History Detectives host Elyse Luray travels to the Clock and WatchMuseum in Bristol, Connecticut to meet with appraiser Patricia Atwood who gives her valuable information about the clock and help her continue her investigative journey through Illinois and Michigan to reveal the history of the clock.
 
In the 19th century, the town of Bristol, home to the Seth Thomas clock factory, was considered to be the clock-making center of America. Today the town’s Clock and WatchMuseum has over 1,500 clocks and watches on display in its galleries. Visitors have the opportunity to view many different types and styles of timepieces and time-related accessories and learn about their history.  
 
History Detectives is devoted to exploring the complexities of historical mysteries, searching out the facts, myths and conundrums that connect local folklore, family legends and interesting objects. Traditional investigative techniques, modern technologies, and plenty of legwork are the tools the History Detectives team of experts uses to give new – and sometimes shocking – insights into our national history.The hosts – a high-energy group of renowned experts in the world of historical investigations – have expertise in architecture, popular culture and sociology to archeology, collectibles and genealogy. History Detectives airs on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on CPTV.
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentariesand educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The CBPN also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live, and the station’s newest daily offering, The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cpbn.org.
 
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