Oswego County Historical Society Silent Auction to be held April 19

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Historical Society’s 26th Annual “Not So Silent Auction” will be held on April 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The American Foundry at 246 W. Seneca St.

Tickets for the event are $20 and will be sold at the door.

Pictured from left to right are "Not So Silent Auction" co-chairs Meg Schneider and Fran Lanigan.
Pictured from left to right are “Not So Silent Auction” co-chairs Meg Schneider and Fran Lanigan.

A full buffet is included with admission and a cash bar will be available.

“The silent auction is the primary fund-raiser of the year for the Oswego County Historical Society. Every year local businesses, individuals and society members continue to generously contribute amazing gift certificates, antiques, artwork and collectibles of all kinds,” said Meg Schneider, co-char of the event. “There truly is something for everyone. It is also a fun time to meet with others that appreciate and value the history of our community.”

In addition to the silent auction portion of the evening, local auctioneer Ted Sivers will conduct a live auction that will feature some of the more unique items up for bid.

The popular Chinese style auction that offers chances on themed gift baskets will again be available.

“All funds raised by the event go to the support of the programs and services provided by the historical society, including the operation of the Richardson-Bates House Museum,” said Fran Lanigan, co-chair of the committee. “We invite everyone who wants to help support this local treasure to attend this important event.”

The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich history of Oswego County.

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

For more information about the auction call the museum at 343-1342 and visit the museum website at www.rbhousemuseum.org for updates and photographs.