If you are looking for a fun way to support the programs of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the Auction of Historic Proportions is your ticket. Over 100 items are available in silent and live auctions and raffles. New this year is a selection of “bucket list” trips provided in partnership with the American Fundraising Foundation – AmFund. Four amazing trips will be available to bidders who want to support the programs of the Historical Society. Each trip is for two people, including air and accommodations, with three years to take the trip and no blackout dates. Bidding starts on the auction website September 1 and continues on through the live auction on September 27.
Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany. For food, fun, and laughter, there’s no better place than Tuscany where, on your incredible trip, the two of you will see incomparable treasures and art in Florence, and learn to be spectacular chefs during a cooking class in an authentic Tuscan kitchen. Your deluxe villa accommodations are right in the heart of a vineyard.
Castles of Ireland. The two of you will live like kings and queens on your magnificent trip to green and glorious Ireland. Your rental car will take you to four- and five-star castle accommodations at Cabra, Lough Eske, Abbeyglen, and Dromoland Castles.
Sedona Spa Getaway. The two of you will escape to the breathtaking beauty of red rock country at the Sedona Rouge Resort and Spa, a Triple-A Four Diamond property, an oasis of personal pampering. There are great restaurants and shopping, and your trip includes a day at the Grand Canyon.
San Francisco and Wine Country Escape. Your trip takes you to a cozy bed and breakfast in the rolling hills and breathtaking vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. You’ll ride the famous Wine Train to a beautiful winery where you’ll enjoy a sommelier tour and wine tasting.
Many of the other items in the silent and live auctions have special connections to Cheshire County, and some of the items are one-of-a-kind experiences. For example, the winner of the “Rent-a-Rumrill” can have the Historical Society’s director Alan Rumrill present a program on the Historical topic of your choice for your friends, your class reunion, or the group of your choice.
The Auction of Historic Proportions will be held at the Historical Society’s headquarters on Friday, September 27 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Tickets are $50. In the weeks leading up to the event, bids for auction items can be made at the Historical Society’s website: www.hsccnh.org. This year, a new “buy it now” option will be available for some items. Music at the Auction will be provided by the Twentieth Century Pops, a five-piece band that plays the American popular music of the era 1920 to 1970. Back by popular demand for his second year as auctioneer is Brandt Onorato of Moggie’s Auction Service. Drawings will be held for three raffle items: an exquisite 36.5” x 26.5” photograph by Medora Hebert; a Burdett Chair Mfg. chair from Keene circa 1880s that was restored by Meg Kupiec of Rowan Tree Crafts in Walpole; and a quilt by Anne Francisco. Raffle tickets are $10 each, or three for $25 at the Historical Society and you need not be present to win. Purchasers can choose which of the three items they want to win.
Here are a few examples of items in the silent and live auctions: A Walldogs walking tour with Alan Rumrill Portrait session with Steve Holmes Two-night stay in Greenwich Village near the High Line Barry Faulkner walking tour with Carl Jacobs Annual oil burner service by Davis Oil Granite post with number and street address from Keene Monument Tour of regional craft breweries with Country Brew Tours Cooking class for 8-10 people with Chef Linda Stavely Two bottles of 1978 Bordeaux wine
Many thanks to the Auction Committee: Jane Lane, Susan Landers-Gilbert, Susan McGinnis, Kathy Halverson, and Kitty Mervine. And thanks to our sponsors: Poodiack Wealth Management Group, C&S Wholesale Grocers, People’s Linen Service, Kristin’s Bistro and Bakery, Moggie’s Auction Services, In the Company of Flowers, Frazier and Son Furniture, Norton and Abert, PC, and Re/Max Town and Country.
Please save the date – Friday, September 27 – for a fun evening to support programs that “help people find their place in history.”
Call to purchase tickets 603.352.1895
1 for $10.00
3 for $25.00
Drawing will be held on September 27, 2019
at the Auction of Historic Proportions
(need not be present to win)
Call for tickets 603.352.1895
Auction of Historic Proportions 2019
Friday, September 27 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 27 from 6-9 pm, over a hundred items are available in a live auction and silent auction. Many of the auction items have connections to Cheshire County.
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.”
We wish to thank our many sponsors and donors.
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery, In the Company of Flowers, People’s Linen, The Melanson Company, Norton and Abert.P.C., Re/Max Town and Country, Keene., RiverMead, Airport Storage, Swanzey, Indian King Framery, Fairgrounds Antiques, Frazier & Son Furniture, Poodiack Wealth Management, Carl Gravina of Monadnock Capital Group, Moogies Auction Service LLC, Fred H. Hamblet, 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.