*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Antiques Adventure


This course is titled an “adventure” since it will involve a combination of class discussion and visits to other locations to enjoy some wonderful antique collections. Class 1: Collecting Antiques in the Twenty First Century, presented by Ken Farmer at the R.R. Smith Center, will discuss market changes, collecting tips, and more. Class 2: Learning about Antiques will be held at the Staunton Antiques Center on Beverley with Ellen Boden as the facilitator. Class participants will enjoy this unique space. Class 3: Living with Antiques will include a visit to Ed Miska’s house in Waynesboro, VA for a guided tour and discussion. Class 4: Enjoying the Wonderful World of Antiques and Collectibles will be held at Ellen’s home in Staunton.

Instructor Bio:

Ken Farmer and his wife Jane have been avid collectors of Americana and Southern material culture.  They specialize in antique and fine art appraisals. Ken has been an appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow for over 20 years. Ellen Boden, a self-described serial entrepreneur, is the owner of the Staunton Antiques Center and the Artisans Loft Gallery. Ed Miska, a retired teacher in both French and Spanish, grew up around antiques. Ed also has an Antique business in Staunton and is on the board of the Historic Staunton Foundation.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B600 Carol Bingaman Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 Mo 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The R. R. Smith Center WL

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