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 to bid on.  Bidding starts on the auction website September 1 and continues on through the live auction on September 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Some of the items in year’s auction 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 Executive 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.

This year the  Auction of Historic Proportions will be held online Friday,  September 25, 2020. The live auction starts at 7 pm. In the weeks leading up to the event, bids for auction items can be made here click here. Back by popular demand for his third year as auctioneer is Brandt Onorato of Moggie’s Auction Service, Marlborough NH.

Many thanks to the Auction Committee: Andrea Cheeney, David Frechette, Susan Landers-Gilbert,  Kathy Halverson, Jane Lane, Kitty Mervine, Alan Rumrill and Rick Swanson. And thanks to our sponsors: Poodiack Wealth Management Group, Bergeron Construction, C&S Wholesale Grocers,  Main Street America, Moggie’s Auction Services, Pinney Plumbing and Heating and Frazier and Son Furniture.

Please visit the auction’s website (click here). Bids can be made now through the live online auction on September 25th at 7:00 pm. You must register in order to bid on an item.


Items will be available for preview at the Society from September 21st – 25th, by appointment only. Contact 603.352.1895 or email hscc@hsccnh.org to schedule your appointment today.

Click Auction Zip or Invaluable logo to view catalog

Online Auction September 1 through September 25

The Historical Society of Cheshire County invites you to participate in its online auction September 1 through September 25th.

Our live online event will be held on September 25, 2020 at 7 pm featuring Auctioneer

Brandt W. Onorato NH License #6052 of Moggies Auction Services, LLC


In addition to bidding on auction items, there are several mission driven ways to make the Auction of Historic Proportions a success.

Mission Driven Giving Opportunities

To Support Web Based Education Content $50

We are responding to teachers’ requests for remote learning materials by developing a new educational resources section of our website, sorted by grade. Students can make their own discoveries linking local history to national events and develop critical thinking skills necessary for meaningful civic engagement in the future.

Goal $5,000



To Expand Historic Walking Tours $100

Historic walking tours. $100 covers the cost of providing one walking tour – current tour themes are the Walldogs Murals, Badass Women of Keene, and Jonathan Daniels.




To Finance Video production $200

To finance the cost of a day of video production to deliver local history stories online.




To Become a Tavern Keeper $300

A $300 contribution is based on the cost of stewardship of the Wyman Tavern historic house museum, the Historical Society’s most important artifact.




I would like to make an additional donation in lieu of what I would have spent if I had attended the auction in person.