Mayville Area Museum and Genealogy auction set for Aug. 20

Cindy Coxe, a volunteer at the Mayville Area Museum of History and Genealogy, reapplies paint advertising an upcoming auction to the back window of a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. The car is one of many items the museum plans to auction this Saturday. (Photo by Andrew Dietderich)
Cindy Coxe, a volunteer at the Mayville Area Museum of History and Genealogy, reapplies paint advertising an upcoming auction to the back window of a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. The car is one of many items the museum plans to auction this Saturday. (Photo by Andrew Dietderich)

CARO — From the 1898 Spanish-American War uniform of a local soldier to an early 1900s, one-room schoolhouse, taking a step back in time is possible at the Mayville Area Museum of History and Genealogy.

But affording an opportunity to soak up the museum’s impressive local history collection at no cost to visitors requires funds – specifically, the kind of money volunteers who run the museum hope to raise at an auction planned for this Saturday, Aug. 20.

No, the museum located at 2124 E. Ohmer Road (M-24) isn’t closing and auctioning off its extensive gathering of artifacts – not even its unique mastodon bone or stunning funeral wreaths partially made with human hair.

Instead, the auction features items that have been donated specifically to be sold and help raise funds for the museum — everything from vintage and modern furniture, appliances and lamps to dishes, camping equipment, vinyl records, and even a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. (Read more)

(This story originally appeared in the Aug. 17, 2016 issue of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety here).

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