Historical and Museum Commission to Sell Items at Auction
be sold include a Conestoga wagon, books and tools
Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Historical and
Museum Commission (PHMC) is inviting the public to an auction of items removed
from its collection on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. The auction will start at
10 a.m. at 1500 Paxton St. in Harrisburg. Public inspection of the items begins
at 9 a.m.
being sold have no special significance to the history of the Commonwealth or
duplicate what is already in the state’s collection.
is being conducted by Cordier Auctions & Appraisal, Harrisburg under
contract with the Commonwealth's Department of General Services.
being consigned for sale, the objects were offered to other PHMC properties as
well as other historic museums state and nationwide. Money raised from
the auction can only be used to buy or conserve artifacts that enhance the
PHMC's mission of preserving the Commonwealth's natural and cultural heritage
as steward, teacher and advocate for the people of Pennsylvania.
will feature a diverse array of items including books, furnishing, agriculture
tools and equipment, prints, engravings, a Conestoga wagon, and an assortment
of 19th and 20th century household and merchandising
were formerly held at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Brandywine Battlefield,
Bushy Run Battlefield, Conrad Weiser Homestead, Daniel Boone Homestead, Drake
Well Museum, Ephrata Cloister, Eckley Miners' Village, Fort Pitt Museum, Landis
Valley Village and Farm Museum, Pennsbury Manor, Joseph Priestley House,
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Somerset Historical Center, and the State
Museum of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the commonwealth’s official
history agency. Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639