The Union Recorder

November 8, 2013

Old Capital Museum’s sale, auction has expanded

From staff reports
The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society is hosting the museum’s fifth annual fall fundraiser, sale and auction.

Members of Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society put the final touches on items for sale at the museum’s popular fall fundraiser, “Antiques, Collectibles and Lots of Other Great Stuff” sale and auction.  

“We begin collecting items for the sale a year in advance,” said Gloria Prance, chairperson of the event. “However, this year even we are amazed at the quantity and variety of things we have for sale. With over a thousand items, there is something for every taste and budget represented from $1 to $800. This is a great opportunity to find one of-a-kind pieces for yourself or for gift-giving, and support the educational programs at the historic Brown-Stetson-Sanford House.”

The museum’s first sale and auction fundraiser was held in 2009 as part of the “Children’s Victorian Christmas House” celebration at the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House. Within two years, the sale grew so popular that it became a separate event held every November. 

In 2012 the event outgrew the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House and moved to the Legislative Chamber at the Old Capital.

“As we began planning for this year’s sale, we realized we needed much more space to accommodate both the larger number of items we have for sale and the increasing number of enthusiastic buyers attending the event,” said Dr. Amy Wright, executive director of the museum. “When Mr. Wiley Miller graciously offered the old Joiner’s Market building, we knew we had the perfect place for this year’s expanded sale.”

The “Antiques, Collectibles and Lots of other Great Stuff” sale and auction opened with a preview party Friday night at the Old Joiner’s Market building, located at 110 N. Wayne St. across from Ace Hardware. Guests who purchased a $15 ticket enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres and a chance to do early shopping.  

The doors open to the public Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., however, coffee and sweet nibbles will be available for early birds. 

The silent auction of specialty items will end Saturday at 5 p.m. The sale will continue through the following week and conclude on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. 

Members of Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society will receive 5 percent off their purchases, while renewing members and non-members can renew or purchase a membership at the sale and receive the 5 percent discount.

Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society continues to serve the community with educational programs and events that promote its mission to identify, preserve and communicate the historic and cultural heritage of Milledgeville.

For more information about the event, contact Georgia’s Old Capital Museum at 478-453-1803, or email sally@oldcapitalmuseum.org.

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