OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society will host the 25th “Not So Silent Auction” fund-raiser on March 30 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the American Foundry at 246 W. Seneca St.
Board trustees and auction co-chairs Peg McKinstry and Bernie Henderson received a donation of two paintings by modern artist Bruce Low donated by American Foundry proprietors Mary and Tom Ciappa.
“The historical society is pleased to accept generous donations such as these paintings and other artwork, which will be among the many interesting and unique pieces up for auction this year,” said McKinstry. “We truly could not do this without the generosity and support of our members, sponsors, local businesses and private donors.”
There will silent and live auction portions of the evening along with chances offered on gift baskets.
Many local businesses have donated gift certificates and other specialty items.
A food buffet will be served with a cash bar.
Photos of some of the antiques are featured on the society website at www.rbhousemuseum.org for those interested in a sneak preview.
Among the antique items including are furnishings, Wedgwood pottery, a marble top table, a 12-piece china set, vintage dolls and furniture, steins, planters and more.
To mark the milestone 25th anniversary several sterling and plate silver pieces will also be auctioned.
“The committee has dedicated much time and energy to make this event a success and we hope the public will come and have a good time,” said Justin White, board president. “All proceeds will go towards maintaining the historic Richardson-Bates House Museum and assist in the ongoing programs and events hosted throughout the year.”
Tickets for the event are $20 and will be available the night of the event at the door or in advance by contacting the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 343-1342.
For more information contact co-chair McKinstry at 343-9228.