OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society volunteers are currently planning the 32nd Annual “Not So Silent Auction”to be held April 5 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The American Foundry at 246 W. Seneca St.
Ticket are $20 and available in advance and at the door the night of the event.
A light buffet is included with admission and a cash bar will be available.
“This auction is the primary fundraiser for the Oswego County Historical Society.
“Every year local businesses, individuals and society members continue to generously donate a variety of amazing items including artwork, antiques, gift certificates and collectibles of all kinds,” said Mary Kay Stone, auction co-chair. “There is always something for everyone to enjoy. It is a pleasant time to meet with others that appreciate and support our local history.”
In addition to the silent auction portion of the evening, local auctioneer Ted Sivers will conduct a live auction that will feature some of the more unique items up for bid.
The popular Chinese-style auction will be offered again with chances on a dozen theme-filled baskets.
Another special feature will be an antique appraisal opportunity by
Gerald Petro of Iroquois Auctions.
Every ticket will include one free appraisal with additional ones at $5 each.
“All funds that are raised by this event will go toward the ongoing programs and services of the Richardson-Bates House Museum,” said Jennifer Bertolini, auction co-chair. “We cordially invite anyone interested in supporting our community’s landmark museum.”
The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the county’s rich historic past.
The society owns and maintains the Richardson-Bates House Museum located a 135 E. Third St. in Oswego, a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum is open to the public from April to December on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
And, other days by appointment.
Anyone interested in becoming a new member during the current membership drive, making a quality item donation for the auction or becoming a volunteer for a variety of needs, is encouraged to contact the museum email at [email protected] or by phone at 315-343-1342.