OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society will host the 25th annual “Not So Silent Auction” on March 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St.
“In honor of our silver anniversary, this year’s auction is featuring some of the finest items ever up for bid. Donors have been very generous,” said Peg McKinstry, board trustee and co-chair of the event. “In honor of our milestone there will be some sterling and plated silver pieces offered, too.”
The silent auction will feature numerous items ranging from antiques, collectibles and gift certificates of all kinds donated by members and local businesses.
Among the more unique items are Victorian plant stands with matching pots, antique chairs, a marble top table, Wedgwood pottery and a Waterford crystal decanter.
In addition to the silent auction, there will be a live auction portion of evening, which will be conducted by local auctioneer Ted Sivers of Sivers Auction Service.
Among the live auction items are a new gas grill, Cherry corner cabinet, Victorian settee with matching chair and several silver items.
Also to be featured is a special table with themed-filled gift baskets on which chances purchased.
A food buffet along with a cash bar will be included available. Generous donations from local businesses will sponsor the costs of the event.
“The funds raised at this event will support the programs and services of the historical society and help maintain and operate the historic Richardson-Bates House Museum,” said Justin White, president of the society. “There is something for everyone and all are invited to come and enjoy this fun event, all while supporting a worthy cause.”
Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door the night of the event.
They are also available in advance by contacting the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 343-1342.
For more information about the auction, contact McKinstry at 343-9228.