Auction of Historic Proportions 2017

Friday, September 29 from 6-9 pm

The Auction of Historic Proportions is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Historical Society of Cheshire County. On Friday, September 29 from 6-9 pm, over a hundred items are available in a live auction and silent auction, and online bidding is underway in the month leading up to the event. Many of the auction items have connections to Cheshire County: for example, a cherry tavern table in the style of period furnishings at the Wyman Tavern, or a tour of the film studio of Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan in Walpole, or an antique rocking chair made in Munsonville, or a basket of craft beers from New Hampshire brewers.

One of the stars this year is a 16 x 20 inch oil painting entitled “Fall Colors Monadnock” by the acclaimed American Impressionist artist John C. Traynor. A raffle drawing will be held at the event for the exquisite landscape painting valued at $8,000. Raffle tickets are available for $20 each or three for $50.

Back by popular demand is auctioneer Charlie Cobb of The Cobbs Auctioneers as well as the 20th Century Pops for musical entertainment. And attendees have come to expect something unique on the program from the staff of the Historical Society.

Food for the evening will be donated by Kristen’s Bistro and Bakery, Sunflowers of Jaffrey, Linda Stavely, and a carving station from the Keene Country Club.


The Historical Society of Cheshire County invites you to participate in our online auction from September 1st – 27th. Top bids will then move on to our Live / Silent Auction event on Friday September 30th. Winning Bidder will be the highest amount from Silent/Live/Online Auction. Event tickets are available online or by visiting the Society located at 246 Main Street Keene NH. Most of the auction items are on display at the Society if you wish to view a particular item please contact us at 603.352.1895.

Note: All online items will move on to the Live / Silent Auction held September 29,2016. Winning Bidder will be the highest amount from Silent/Live/Online Auction. Please note some items are pick up only and the winning bidder is responsible for any and all shipping costs.


Those who attend can expect to have some fun and enjoy a few laughs in support of the of the Historical Society’s programs which help people of all ages “find their place in history.”

Thank you to our many sponsors for your continued support!

C&S Wholesale GrocersKristin’s Bistro & Bakery, In the Company of FlowersPeople’s LinenThe Melanson Company, 

Indian King Framery Fairgrounds AntiquesFrazier & Son FurnitureCobb Auctioneers,

Poodiack Wealth Management, Carl Gravina of Monadnock Capital Group,  Fred H. Hamblet, Susan Landers-Gilbert, Sarah Handford,  Ourtown Landscaping, Inc., Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring and Ingram Construction Corporation.

Thank you to Linda Stavely, Marsha Dubois, Carolyn Edwards, Keene Country Club and the Cookie Ladies for their delicious treats and yummy appetizers.  



House of the Seven Gables


Hancock Shaker Village