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September 23, 2018

Oswego County Historical Society 25th Annual Silent Auction Scheduled


OSWEGO – The Oswego County Historical Society will host the 25th annual “Not So Silent Auction” on March 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The American Foundry located at 246 W. Seneca St. in Oswego.

Shown at the Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St., Oswego, are committee members discussing plans for the Oswego County Historical Society “Not So Silent Auction,” which will be held on March 30. From left are: Mary Roman, Lyn Patterson, Meg Schneider, Justin White, Kim McPherson, Mary Shanley and Nancy Concadoro. For more information about the event, to offer auction items, or become a sponsor, contact event co-chair Peg McKinstry at 343-9228.

Shown at the Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St., Oswego, are committee members discussing plans for the Oswego County Historical Society “Not So Silent Auction,” which will be held on March 30. From left are: Mary Roman, Lyn Patterson, Meg Schneider, Justin White, Kim McPherson, Mary Shanley and Nancy Concadoro. For more information about the event, to offer auction items, or become a sponsor, contact event co-chair Peg McKinstry at 343-9228.

“The silver anniversary of the silent auction is going to be a special one. Some of the finest antique furnishings and objects ever donated will be featured. Whether you go home with great gift certificate from one of our generous local businesses or a unique collectible from one of our donors, there is something for everyone,” said Peg McKinstry, board trustee and co-chair of the event.

The silent auction fundraiser features both a silent and live auction, featuring many items including fine antiques, collectibles and gift certificates. There will also be a special table offering themed filled baskets on which chances will be offered. Delicious food buffet and a cash bar will be provided to participants, as well.

“This is a very important event for the historical society. The funds raised support the ongoing operations of the Richardson-Bates House Museum and help keep it open for tours, educational programs, and maintain the historical archives,” said Justin White, president of the board of trustees. “The event is open to all and it is always an enjoyable evening.”

Attendees are encouraged to become members of the organization as a way to help support the ongoing mission of preserving the past for the future. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance and at the door the day of the event.

“Generous donations from local businesses have helped sponsor the cost of the auction. Sponsorships are still being accepted,” said McKinstry.

Anyone interested in helping assist with the event costs, purchase tickets in advance or general information can contact the museum at 343-1342 or contact co-chair McKinstry at 343-9228.

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