By Ann Limpert
Updated September 29, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Somewhere between your grandmother’s curio cabinet and a slow-paced season of reality TV lies PBS’ top-rated series Antique Roadshow (, which lets participants cart in family artifacts for professional appraisal. The dully designed official site allows you to play along at home, giving tips on antiquing (”Violins: Buy American”), a glossary of terms, and space to write in personal stories. B