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September 23, 2018

Oswego County Historical Society Receives Generous Sponsorship for Silent Auction


OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society is currently organizing the 30th Annual “Not So Silent Auction” fundraiser to be held on April 7 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The American Foundry at 246 W. Seneca St.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the 30th Annual "Not So Silent Auction" fundraiser on April 7. From left are: Michael Shanley of Shanley Law Offices providing one of the sponsor donations in support of the silent auction to committee member Carol Shannon.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the 30th Annual “Not So Silent Auction” fundraiser on April 7. From left are: Michael Shanley of Shanley Law Offices providing one of the sponsor donations in support of the silent auction to committee member Carol Shannon.

Tickets are $20 and available in advance or for purchase at the door the day of the event.

To become an event sponsor, donate quality items for the auction or purchase advance tickets, please call the museum at 315-343-1342.

The historical society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich history of the county.

The society maintains and operates the Richardson-Bates House Museum, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located at 135 E. Third St. in Oswego.

All proceeds from the auction event benefit the society’s programs and the ongoing maintenance of the museum.

“The silent auction is the primary fundraiser for the historical society. It helps tremendously to support the general operating costs needed to maintain the Richardson-Bates House Museum as a historical, educational and cultural resource in our community,” said Mary Kay Stone, board trustee and co-chair of the auction committee.”The auction requires sponsorship in order to cover the costs and we are so thankful to all of the sponsors who have generously supported the event thus far.”

The principal sponsor underwriting the cost of the event is the James V. Tesoriero Charitable Fund.

“The committee greatly appreciates this support on behalf of the historical society. This donation was a wonderful surprise and will make a big difference in the final proceeds,” said Jennifer Mays, board trustee and auction co-chair. “Our sincere thanks goes out to the Tesoriero family.”

The generous sponsors include Shanley Law Offices; Fulton Savings Bank; Eastern Shore Associates; Step One Creative; Laser Transit; Pathfinder Bank; Eagle Beverage; Laborers’ Local 214, Fred’s Auto Parts; David & Sandra White, and Port City Copy Center.

The Richardson Bates House Museum is open April through December on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 – 5 p.m. and other days by appointment.

For more information contact the museum at 315-343-1342.

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