In the shadow of the online auction’s success in 2020, the Pikes Peak Historical Society is once again holding its annual online auction.
The auction is PPHS ‘major fundraising event of the year.
The auction will start with a preview from November 3-5. Auctions begin at 6 p.m. on November 5 and end at 8 p.m. on November 8. The auction will be posted on the PPHS website, pikespeakhsmuseum.org. Just look for the auction icon which will take you to the auction site. Once there, everything is self-explanatory.
Donations of items for the auction can be made by calling the museum at 719-748-8259. “We are looking for services, gift certificates, travel, tours, handmade quilts, crafts and artwork, and cash donations are always welcome,” said Jeff McCammon, one of the event organizers.
PPHS is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Teller County, with nearly 500 members. Over 99% of its annual revenues are spent on the two museums operated by PPHS and various programs. PPHS owns and operates the Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum, 18033 Teller County Road 1, across from the Florissant Post Office, and the Schoolhouse Museum located at Teller County Road 31 and Wildhorn. Access to both museums is free for the public.
PPHS volunteers also manage the historic Florissant Cemetery on behalf of Teller County and present free educational programs throughout the year on natural sciences or historical topics.
The organization installed beautiful sandstone signs for the town of Florissant and built an information kiosk on the east side of town.
All of these programs are being done without taxpayer dollars. They are funded entirely by donations, memberships, grants and the generosity of the citizens of Teller and Park counties. PPHS is an IRS 501 © (3) qualified non-profit organization, incorporated and operating since 1988.
Due to pandemic concerns, the PPHS has only been able to open museums on a limited basis and has not been able to offer educational programs over the past year and more, but the cost of maintenance continues.
“We appreciate the support we receive in the form of donations from companies in Teller and Park Counties for our auction. Our auction features great household items, multi-resort weekend getaways, collectibles and gift certificates to local restaurants, ”said John Rakowski, President of PPHS.
He added: “Good luck and happy bidding.”