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Oswego County Historical Society Fundraiser set April 19

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Historical Society will hosts its 26th Annual “Not So Silent Auction” fundraiser on April 19 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the American Foundry, 242 W. Seneca St.

Admission is $20 and includes a food buffet and cash bar.

The Oswego County Historical will hosts its 26th annual "Not So Silent Auction" fundraiser on April 19. Pictured from left are: Ted Sivers, event auctioneer; Fran Lanigan, committee co-chair; along with Mark Tesoriero and Tom Stultz, donors of the "Fun In the Sun," a one-week stay in a penthouse condo in Miami.
The Oswego County Historical will hosts its 26th annual “Not So Silent Auction” fundraiser on April 19. Pictured from left are: Ted Sivers, event auctioneer; Fran Lanigan, committee co-chair; along with Mark Tesoriero and Tom Stultz, donors of the “Fun In the Sun,” a one-week stay in a penthouse condo in Miami.

Tickets will be available at the door.

“The generosity of donations by area businesses, society members and local residents alike has been outstanding,” said Meg Schneider, co-chair of the event. “Now we are asking anyone interested in preserving our museum and its collections to join us and attend this important event.”

There are a variety of gift certificates, antiques, collectibles and more.

A traditional Chinese auction will be held again featuring chances on themed filled gift baskets.

The live auction portion conducted by local auctioneer Ted Sivers will begin at 7 p.m.

This includes a number of  items such as a gas grill, a new lawnmower, antique furnishings and an original watercolor painting by local artist Bert Leighton.

Another unique live auction feature this is year is a one-week stay in a penthouse condo in Miami, Florida.

“The winner of this auction item will be able to choose the time next year when to stay in Miami. This would be great plan for a honeymoon, anniversary or just a winter getaway,” said Schneider.

“There truly is something for everyone,” said co-chair Fran Lanigan. “All proceeds will go to the support of the historical society’s programs and initiatives. It takes a tremendous amount of resources to maintain the society’s historic museum.”

The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of the county’s rich historic past.

The society owns and maintains the Richardson-Bates house Museum 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.

For more information about the auction, visit the website at www.rbhousemuseum.org or call the museum at 3115-342-3136.