18881
Virginia
Antiquing in the Blue Ridge
Learn the art of antiquing in the Blue Ridge Mountains with expert-led classes, hands-on practice, visits to historic sites and excursions to the region’s antique shops.
Rating (5)
Program No. 18881RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
685
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
2
Antiques Presentation, Local Expert Lecture, Video
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
3
Lynchburg, Poplar Forest, and Bedford tours/antique shops.
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
4
Tasha Tudor discussion, Booker T. Washington, and antiques
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
5
Exclusive viewing of private antiques collection. Farewell.
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
6
Care & repair of antiques Changing Market, Program Concludes
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
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At a Glance

From garage and estate sales to pawn shops and auction houses, shopping for and identifying antiques is a fun way to learn about the stylistic hallmarks and aesthetic traditions of times past. Whether for private use or for profit, correctly appraising antiques takes practice, and this program in western Virginia provides a safe atmosphere in which to delve into American antiques and acquire methods of critical evaluation. Classroom lectures combine with hands-on comparison of examples, providing a primer in how to recognize valuable pieces and properly restore and preserve them. Field trips to Booker T. Washington National Monument and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest add a personal element to your examination of western Virginia antiques.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Compare and contrast the various furniture styles established in Colonial Virginia and take a field trip to Black Dog Salvage, an architectural salvage business made famous by DIY Network's "Salvage Dawgs."
  • Visit Poplar Forest — Thomas Jefferson's personal retreat - and marvel at Jefferson's architectural and horticultural brilliance.
  • Visit local antique establishments and put classroom knowledge to good use by identifying period pieces and gauging authenticity.
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