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September 22, 2018

Oswego County Historical Society Receives Generous Sponsorship for Silent Auction


OSWEGO – The Oswego County Historical Society is currently organizing the 27th Annual “Not So Silent Auction” fundraiser to be held on April 25 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the American Foundry at 246 W. Seneca St.

Tickets are $20 and will be available for purchase at the door the day of the event.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host its annual "Not So Silent Auction" fundraiser on April 25. Pictured from left are: Drew, Josie and Evan Tesoriero on behalf of the James V. Tesoriero Charitable Fund presenting the principal sponsorship donation for the event in memory of their great-grandfather to auction committee co-chairs Meg Schneider and Fran Lanigan, right.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host its annual “Not So Silent Auction” fundraiser on April 25. Pictured from left are: Drew, Josie and Evan Tesoriero on behalf of the James V. Tesoriero Charitable Fund presenting the principal sponsorship donation for the event in memory of their great-grandfather to auction committee co-chairs Meg Schneider and Fran Lanigan, right.

To become a event sponsor, donate quality items for the auction or purchase advance tickets, please call the museum at 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 (located at 135 E. Third St. in Oswego), a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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 Meg Schneider, board trustee and co-chair of the auction committee.”The auction requires sponsorships in order to cover the costs and we are so thankful to all sponsors to date 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 Fran Lanigan, committee co-chair. “Our sincere thanks goes out to the Tesoriero family.”

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, visit www.rbhousemuseum.org for regular updates on all events and programs.

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