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Don't Miss the Society Friends' Benefit Auction


The historic Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin's historic Clausing Barn, pictured here, will provide the venue for "Wisconsin: Our Flag's 30th Star" VIP auction preview night on Friday, April 23, and public auction on Saturday, April 24. The auction's sponsor, the FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society, is still accepting donations of antiques and vintage items more than 50 years old. All auction proceeds will benefit the Society.

Special Preview Night Includes Gift Baskets, Free Appraisals

Auction preview night tickets are available by advance reservation only. The ticket price of $38 includes a catered dinner with cash bar, free antique appraisals, and a chance to win any one of several gift baskets and gift certificates. Preview night guests also will have an opportunity to bid on a number of exclusive items including two limited-edition prints donated by noted Wisconsin artist Lynn Casper. A highlight of preview night will be an entertaining program, "For What It's Worth," presented by Karl Gates, a retired art and English teacher with 30 years of experience in conducting seminars on antiques and collectibles.

More Auction Details

There is no charge, nor are reservations necessary, to attend the April 24 auction. To purchase tickets for the April 23 Preview Night, or to donate a vintage or antique item for the auction, contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700 or via email. You may also contact Debbie McArdle at 815-575-1277 or via email to make arrangements for pickup of items. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

The FRIENDS thank the Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association, which provided a grant through their antique show admissions. Marzion Homes and Realty in Eagle has generously donated a prime storefront location for storage, and R. Jerome Boge, licensed auctioneer, has graciously volunteered his services.

:: Posted March 8, 2010

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