OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society will host its 29th Annual “Not So Silent Auction” fundraiser on April 8 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego.
Admission is $20 and includes a light food buffet and cash bar.
Tickets will be available in advance and at the door the day of the event.
A wide variety of gift certificates, antiques, home goods, collectibles,artwork and more will be available for bid.
A traditional Chinese auction will be featured with chances to be offered on a dozen themed-filled gift baskets.
The live auction portion includes a number of items such as art, antiques,summer fun items and getaways.
One of the unique opportunities for bid will be a gift certificate for one student art class hosted by the Lakeside Artisans of Oswego.
Local artists teach a “Paint Night” session once a month on Mondays from 7 – 9:30 p.m.
The art classes are held in the lower level conference room in the Canal Commons located at 198 W. First St.
The paint, brushes and canvas are provided.
Pictured is Peg McKinstry, one of the regular students, and a historical society board of trustees member. “I have had a very pleasant time learning paint techniques,” said McKinstry. “This donation for bid will be great experience for anyone who wants learn how to paint for pure enjoyment.”
A popular addition to the silent and live auction portions will be the antique appraisal opportunity.
Every ticket will include one free antique appraisal by Gerald Petro of Iroquois Auctions in Brewerton.
Additional appraisals after the first free one will be $5 each.
The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the county’s rich historic past.
The society owns and maintains the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St. in Oswego, a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum is open to the public from April to December on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 – 5 p.m. and other days by appointment.
For more information about the auction or to purchase tickets in advance call the museum at 343-1342.