"If Walls Could Talk," a weekly series on Home & Garden Television, is interested in developing three or four stories in Montana.
The Havre-Hill County Historic Preservation Commission is looking for people in Hill County who may have a special item in their home that relates to an interesting historical story.
Anyone who is interested in sharing a story with High Noon Productions, which produces the show, can contact commission members Debi Rhines at 265-2737 or Lou Lucke at 265-6198, who will forward their names and numbers to the production company.
"If Walls Could Talk" explores homes across the country that have intriguing pasts. This fall, the season will focus on homeowners who have made historical discoveries about their homes as they research and restore them.
Each half-hour episode on HGTV features four houses where homeowners have made amazing discoveries. Recent stories include:
In their 1870 stone house, a Texas couple uncovers an initialed powder horn, which surprisingly connects their property to the legendary Davy Crockett.
Restoration leads a California homeowner to a box of negatives in his 1912 bungalow. A story about a Hollywood photographer and 1930s film stars soon developed.
In Massachusetts, a 1600s log house reveals one family's 300-year-old history on the property, after the current owner discovers a 17th century document box and cobbler's bench, complete with tools.
The series, which premiered in September of 1998, has aired more than 150 episodes and visited all 50 states. Sixty-five additional episodes are being shot in high definition.
May is National Preservation Month. The theme this year is "Preservation Begins at Home." The National Trust Web site says, "Whether it is historic homeowners or concerned citizens lovingly restoring a historic home or community landmark - or city planners and community leaders advocating for better policies to protect the diverse heritage of our nation, people are fast becoming involved in every facet of preservation and recognizing the value that it brings to every city and state in America."