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Online Auction now through September 24

The Historical Society of Cheshire County invites you to participate in its online auction now through September 24, 2021

All items are available for preview at the Society located at 246 Main Street, Keene NH.

Our live event will be held on September 24, 2021, at 7 pm featuring Auctioneer Brandt W. Onorato NH License #6052 of Moggies Auction Services, LLC


Great news! The Auction of Historic Proportions will be held in person again this year at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Friday, September 24 at 5:30 pm (Silent Auction) 7:00 pm (Live/Online Auction). We are very excited about being able to see our friends again at the Society (and elsewhere in the community) and have a good time while raising money for our programs.

In the interest of safety, we are currently limiting the number of tickets to half as many as we would normally sell for this, our signature fundraising event.

Tickets are $50.00 per guest. To purchase tickets click here. 

We have already received about 75 wonderful donations of items for this year’s event; for example, a two-night stay at the Mended Oar Outpost, a very isolated waterside retreat on Chandler Meadow in Stoddard; a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride at Warren Farm in Alstead; a first-edition copy of Ernest Hebert’s eighth novel in his Darby series, Whirlybird Island, and the other seven novels in the series; and deluxe trips to the Greek Islands, Tuscany, Sedona, New Orleans, Key West, Alaska, Iceland, the castles of Ireland, and the French wine country.

New this year for people who attend the auction in person will be a selection of gift baskets in various themes. A children’s-book-themed basket contains ten classic children’s books donated by Toadstool Bookstore. A margaritas-themed basket includes fixings for margaritas and a special overnight stay at the Hancock Inn that comes with their signature maple margarita. A golf-themed basket comes with rounds of golf at Keene Country Club, Bretwood Golf Course. Other themes are dog care,  gardening, automotive, baking, …. you get the idea.

There will be a raffle drawing for a framed original oil painting of “Mount Monadnock as seen from Monadnock Berries”, by Keene artist Gary Custer. The Twentieth Century Pops will play their classic style of swing tunes. Brandt Onorato from Moggie’s Auction Services will be the auctioneer. Marsha Dubois of Kristin’s Bistro and Bakery will provide delicious hos d’oeuvres. As always, there will be numerous diversions and laughs throughout the evening.

Grand Raffle Prize

Tickets on sale now


Acrylic on Canvas8 x 10 value $275.00  

This is an original acrylic painting.

This painting is framed.

Raffle –  1 ticket = $5.00 6 tickets = $20.00

Need not be present to win.

“Creating art allows me to both relax and escape. When I draw or paint—whether it’s a landscape, portrait, or still life—I try to capture and interpret a particular moment in time. I strive to enjoy the process, wherever it takes me. Through visual exploration and refining my techniques, I make a personal connection to each piece of art. It is my hope that viewers experience their own interpretation and connection to my art.” ~Gary Custer, Artist

Raffle Ticket

Take a fabulous vacation in support of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Eight trips of a lifetime are among the silent auction items available for the Auction of Historic Proportions. Click on the image below to view a promotional video for each amazing trip.  No appointment is necessary to view the items.

Each trip has a three-year travel window with no blackout dates. Trips are for two people and include airfare and deluxe accommodations.

If you have specific questions about the trips, or the 3-year travel window, please contact: Joelle Toth-Dyer 407-952-9115 or email: .


Event sponsors:

C&S Wholesale Grocers

Frazier and Son Furniture

Moggies Auction Service

Kristin’s Bistro and Bakery

20th Century Pops