Season Two of Legacy List with Matt Paxton
Watch new episodes of Legacy List with Matt Paxton Monday's at 9:00 p.m. on VPM PBS or on your favorite smart device through the PBS app.
Watch as Matt and his team of experts Jaime Ebanks, Avi Hopkins and Mike Kelleher, find hidden treasures and the precious memories attached to them as they help families downsize for their next phase in life.
For more downsizing tips and resources visit MyLegacyList.com.
Libby and Nick
Libby and her husband live at Rockland Farm, a historic manor house that has been in her family for seven generations. Maintaining the 200-acre property is getting to be too much for the couple, but before they decide what to do next, they need to clear out the basement and attic and downsize. Matt and his team help them go through a home filled with family heirlooms, rare artwork, historical artifacts and more.
Watch on VPM: Monday, January 4 at 9 p.m. | Available Now On-Demand
Eric and Linda
As librarians, Linda and Eric are extremely organized, but even they’re challenged when they must pack up a house filled with family memories and move into an apartment half the size. Matt and the team help them locate cherished items like a samurai sword, an old camera, and a restrictive housing covenant. They even locate a long-lost bracelet worn by one of Linda’s relatives who was enslaved at the Appomattox Courthouse farmhouse where Lee surrendered to Grant.
Watch on VPM: Monday, January 11 at 9 p.m. | Available On-Demand: January 18
Chris and Jean
When Chris’s father passes away, he becomes the owner of two storage lockers filled with family history that dates back hundreds of years. Matt helps the couple sort through the items that include everything from a gold-tipped walking cane to an early prototype of a personal computer. The goal is to find a home for some of the more interesting artifacts that will keep the family legacy alive.
Watch on VPM: Monday, January 18 at 9 p.m. | Available On-Demand: January 25
Michel and Lisa
Michel’s family used to own one of the area’s most popular Mexican restaurants. Now the empty nesters are contemplating moving out of their home filled with mementos from the restaurant and countless other items that celebrate Michel’s Mexican heritage. They enlist Matt’s help to sort out the treasure and along the way find items that tell the story of their family’s colorful past.
Watch on VPM: Monday, January 25 at 9 p.m. | Available On-Demand: February 1
David needs help turning his late father’s farmhouse and barn into a museum that celebrates his dad’s work as an artist. Matt and the team roll up their sleeves and dig through the collection, finding not only artwork but also cherished personal items. David is in for a surprise when Matt tells him they even found Salvador Dali paintings he didn’t know he had.
Watch on VPM: Monday, February 1 at 9 p.m. | Available On-Demand: February 8
Crystal is a retired teacher living alone in a big house that is filled with family heirlooms and history. When the number of belongings gets to be too much, she calls Matt for help. Together they sort through items that shed light on her family’s impressive legacy. Her father was a reporter and activist. One of her uncles was a famous musician and another a preacher who knew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The big surprise? An autographed picture of Jackie Robinson that brings Crystal to tears.
Watch on VPM: Monday, February 8 at 9 p.m. | Available On-Demand: February 15
Morristown, New Jersey
Annemarie’s father was an avid collector, and when he died, he left behind an assortment of historical artifacts, fossils and other oddities. Matt and his team help her dig through a basement full of boxes, hoping to find both valuable items and cherished family heirlooms. Things get emotional when Annmarie is joined by her mother and daughters to go through the collection one last time.
Watch on VPM: Monday, February 15 at 9 p.m. | Available On-Demand: February 22
East Hampton, New York
Bess is a single mother of two whose family has lived in the area for seven generations. Her farmhouse is filled with antiques, vintage furniture and artwork. She also has a barn with old whaling equipment and even more family heirlooms. Anxious to downsize, she calls Matt and his team for help. They clear out the collections and find an assortment of historical artifacts that Bess never knew she had.
Watch on VPM: Monday, February 22 at 9 p.m. | Available On-Demand: March 1