CHEVY CHASE, Md., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What does a negative strip of black-and-white film, a figure at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and a large missile on the grounds of the San Diego Air & Space Museum have in common? They all represent a piece of U.S. history with an amazing back-story! Veteran Travel Channel host Don Wildman provides a unique glimpse at America's museums by unraveling unknown layers of the nation's past. With the sixth season of " Mysteries at the Museum" launching on Thursday, January 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT , the original series remains a fan favorite with Travel Channel's viewers. In each of the 13 one-hour episodes, Wildman brings six artifacts to life through their intriguing stories. Viewers take a fascinating journey to the historical institutions that millions visit as part of their travel itinerary.
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"'Mysteries at the Museum' is a rare commodity on television," says Wildman. "There are countless stories to be told, each with a surprising twist. The show hopscotches through history. It's a fun, easy-to-take education about how our museums are crammed with intrigue."In the new season of "Mysteries at the Museum," Wildman traverses the U.S. and explores a diverse range of the country's many curious and lesser-known stories. The season premiere will include:
- The investigation of a bright yellow car that once represented the promise of an automotive revolution at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
- A visit to the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where an armonica – a glass and wooden musical instrument – tells the tale of miraculous medical cures that came under the scrutiny of one of America's most famous statesmen.
- The exploration of a strip of paper at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. that represents one of the most thrilling espionage sagas of the Civil War.
- A closer look at an oversized panel with red lights at the EBR-I Atomic Museum in Arco, Idaho, which speaks to one of the worst nuclear accidents in American history.
- The inspection of a small hollow figure of a portly man that sits at the Museum of the City of New York. He represents a powerful boss whose reign of corruption was challenged by a popular cartoonist on the pages of the city's daily newspapers.
- A peek at a model ship docked at the American Yacht Club in Rye, New York, which showcases an innovative design that was used by a courageous explorer to battle the elements in his attempt to reach one of Earth's harshest environments.
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