Quilling Workshop
Sunday, September 26th at 2:00 pm.

Join us for our next quilling session! This time we will be decorating trinket boxes! RSVP with payment to reserve your space. Space limited to 30 participants. $15 each, all proceeds go benefit the museum.

Sample of quilling, not necessarily the workshop pattern for the event.

Suffragette Tea Party
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Sunday, Nov. 14th at 2 o'clock p.m.

$20 per person.  Reservations required. Seating will be limited.  


Join us in belatedly celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment. Tea and snacks will be served.   Our special guest speaker will be Corinne Field, Associate Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality at The University of Virginia.

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Annual Antiques Appraisal Fair!

Saturday, October 16th; 9 am - 5 pm

Oral Appraisals - $20/Item or 3/$50.


1/2 Hour Slots - 9am - 10:30 (11 & 11:30 are reserved); 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Email your first 3 preferred times

or call us at  (540) 672-1776

The Annual Appraisal Fair is a major fundraising effort to benefit the museum.  Patterned after "Antiques Roadshow", our appraisers provide oral appraisals along with some historical context.  We also offer an opportunity to do a video as the guests leave so they can share their experience and the item(s) they had appraised.  Appointments are payable in advance.    11:30 am - 12:30 pm is reserved for the appraisers to enjoy their lunch.


Appraisers donating their time and expertise are Bradley Toombs and John Peregoy of Finders Keepers Estate Sales, as well as Sandra Perry of Perry Appraisal Services.  We will use the appointment program again this year.  The appraisal fees are:  $20 per item or $50 for three (3) items.

October 25th - The museum will open at 12:00 noon.


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