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 Tuesdays and Thursdays with each day offering two options for class times: 

Morning Class: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m and Afternoon Class: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $8 per class for members

$16 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 September 2021 Classes:

Sept 7th and 9th – Portrait China

Sept 14th and 16th – Native American Fetiches – *New Lesson*

Sept 21st and 23rd – Girandoles & Spill Vases

Sept 28th and 30th – Beads – Ancient to Present

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