History & Appreciation of Antiques Classes

Learn about the history of various antique items and their impact on society during the time period.

Teacher: Pat Pixley, Curator

Study material culture and its impact on society through the history and appreciation of antiques. The class features hands-on examination of artifacts and explores the sociological, economic, historical and political impact of these artifacts on the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, as well as their implications for today and tomorrow. Please bring one antique to each class for “Show and Tell.”

Classes meet on Tuesday mornings (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and afternoons (1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
and Thursday mornings (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m)

Cost: $8 per class for DCHS members

$15 per class for non-members

Space Limited; RSVP with pre-payment required

call (402)-455-9990 ex 102 or admin@douglascohistory.org to register

Topics for the November and December 2021 Classes:

Nov 16th and 18th – Soup Tureens, Soup Plates and Bowls

Nov 23rd and 25th – No Class – Thanksgiving

November 30 – December 2 – Girandoles & Spill Vases

December 7 – December 9 – Kerosene Lighting

December 14 – December 16 – Syllabub Cups & Glasses

December 21 – December 23 – No Classes – Christmas

December 28 – December 30 – No Classes – New Years

Funding for History and Appreciation of Antiques was provided in 2020 by Humanities Nebraska (HN) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securtity (CARES) Act.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

I learned so much about preserving my family’s treasures from the classes at DCHS! Sheryl W.

History Enthusiast, Omaha, Ne

Very instructive! I learned a lot of things I didn’t know! Sally M.

Mother of 3, Florence, Ne

Antiques tell us a lot about the history of Douglas County! Melvin R.

History Buff, Omaha, Ne