Oswego County Historical Society Dedicated Volunteers Plan 32nd Silent Auction

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.

Pictured is the silent auction committee volunteers involved in the planning of the 2019 event on Friday, April 5. Seated from left: Jennifer Bertolini, Peg McKinstry and Lyn Patterson. Standing from left: Silvia Langdon, Mary Roman, Mary Shanley, Justin White, Meg Schneider and Eva Corradino.

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.