Dedicated Oswego County Historical Society Volunteers Plan 33rd ‘Not-So-Silent Auction’ May 6 – Oswego County Today

Pictured, volunteers from the Silent Auction Committee helped plan the event. Standing from left, front: Mary Kay Stone and Lyn Patterson; in the middle, Mary Shanley and Jennifer Bertollini: in the back; Peg McKinstry, Eva Corradino and Justin White. Absent: Dee Gammel, Charlene Mitchell, Mary Roman and Carol Shannon.

OSWEGO – Volunteers from the Oswego County Historical Society are currently planning the 33rd annual “Not-So-Silent Auction” to be held Friday, May 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center at 26 E. 1st St. , Oswego.

Tickets are $20 each and are available in advance and at the door the night of the event. A light buffet is included with admission and a cash bar will be available.

“This auction is the primary fundraiser for the Oswego County Historical Society. Each year, local businesses, local individuals and members of society continue to generously donate a variety of incredible items including art, antiques, gift certificates and collectibles of all kinds” , said Mary Kay Stone, co-chair of the auction. “There is always something for everyone. It’s a fun time to meet other people who appreciate and support our local history.

In addition to the silent auction portion of the evening, local auctioneer Gerald Petro of Iroquois Auctions will host a live auction that will feature some of the most unique items up for sale. Another special feature will be the opportunity for professional antique expertise. Each ticket will include a free evaluation with additional evaluations at $5 each.

The popular Chinese-style auction will be offered again with chances on a dozen unique themed baskets.

“All funds raised from this event will go towards the Richardson-Bates House Museum’s ongoing exterior and interior preservation projects, programs and services,” said Jennifer Bertollini, Auction Co-Chair. “We cordially invite anyone interested in supporting our community’s iconic museum.”

The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the county’s rich historical past. The company owns and maintains the Richardson-Bates House Museum located at 135 E. 3rd St. in Oswego, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum is open to the public from April to December on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on other days by appointment. Anyone interested in becoming a new member during the current membership campaign, donating quality items for the auction, purchasing event tickets in advance, or volunteering for a variety of needs, is encouraged to contact the museum email at [email protected] or by phone at 315-343-1342.

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