Agricultural Museum to hold live, silent auctions March 22

Museum still accepting donations of items
Trish Gerken, staff member at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, holds two four-day passes to Firefly Music Festival which will be auctioned March 22. SOURCE SUBMITTED
March 14, 2014

What do a four-by-two John Deere 12-volt Gator, two four-day passes to Firefly, antique Lisk enameled  laundry tubs, a supersized black lab stuffed animal, a scout leader hat, an antique Queen Anne cherry crib, a Stetson cowboy hat, antique soldier andirons and a whole lot of Rodney Kent hand-hammered tin have in common?

They are all items up for auction Saturday, March 22, at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover.

Fans of live auctions, silent auctions, flea markets, and book and bake sales will get a taste of all of these starting at 8 a.m. when doors open. The event will occur rain or shine and last until items are gone.

Di Rafter, museum director, said, “We are trying several new things this year to attract new bidders. We are putting pictures of our items on our Facebook page and also AuctionZip. The easiest way to find us on AuctionZip is to type Green Gavel in the keyword field. Then click on March 22 for a look at the variety of items in this year’s auction."

A private museum, the DAMV, like many facilities, continues to face challenges but has not stopped offering unique educational programming like Barter & Trade, Village Life or Then & Now. The facility is still available for weddings, parties, and fundraising events for other charities.

“With this brutal winter, auction donations are down, so it’s not too late to drop off donations,” said Rafter. Call 302-734-1618 for a pickup or deliver to 866 N. DuPont Highway opposite Home Depot and adjacent to Delaware State University.

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