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September 24, 2018

Oswego County Historical Society Plans Silent Auction for April 19


OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society is currently planning its 26th annual “Not So Silent Auction,” which will be held April 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St., in Oswego.

“The plans for this popular event are well under way and a special evening is being organized that everyone will truly enjoy,” said auction co-chair Fran Lanigan. “We are counting on the results to help meet our goals and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Shown at the Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St., Oswego, are planning committee members for this year’s Oswego County Historical Society “Not So Silent Auction.” From left are Justin White, Mary Shanley, Mary Ellen Barbeau, Peg McKinstry, co-chair Meg Schneider, Bernie Henderson, Lyn Patterson and co-chair Fran Lanigan. For more information contact the museum at 343-1342.

Shown at the Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St., Oswego, are planning committee members for this year’s Oswego County Historical Society “Not So Silent Auction.” From left are Justin White, Mary Shanley, Mary Ellen Barbeau, Peg McKinstry, co-chair Meg Schneider, Bernie Henderson, Lyn Patterson and co-chair Fran Lanigan. For more information contact the museum at 343-1342.

One of the highlights for the evening will be a live auction offering opportunities to bid on full packages and special items.

Professional auctioneer Ted Sivers has volunteered to conduct this exciting part of the auction.

The silent auction portion will feature numerous items including antiques, collectibles and gift certificates donated by individuals and local businesses. There will also be a table displaying themed filled gift baskets with a variety of items to bid on.

A buffet and a cash bar will be available to participants as well.

Generous donations from area businesses will sponsor the cost of these items.

“The funds raised at this event will help the historical society continue to operate the Richardson Bates House Museum for tours, educational events, and to maintain the historical records kept there,” added co-chair Meg Schneider. “We will certainly appreciate any new memberships that we receive at the auction and sponsorships as well.”

For more information about the auction call the Richardson-Bates House Museum 343-1342 and check out the museum website at www.rbhousemuseum.org for updates.

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