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 afternoons (1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m)

Cost: $8 per class for DCHS members (with RSVP); $10 per class for members (drop-in)

$15 per class for non-members

Space limited; RSVP with pre-payment required. Minimum of three students; maximum of six students.

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

Topics for October 2023 Classes:

October 3rd and 5th:       Fairings and Trinket Boxes 

October 10th and 12th:      Cream Pitchers-Study of Shapes

October 17th and 19th:         Mid-Century Modern *New Lesson*

October 24th and 26th:      Cameo Jewelry




 Funding for History and Appreciation of Antiques is provided in part by the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Foundation.


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

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