Elgin History Museum offers one-of-a-kind experiences in online auction

  • You can bid on a private tour of the Wing Mansion in the Elgin History Museum's online auction.

    You can bid on a private tour of the Wing Mansion in the Elgin History Museum's online auction. Daily Herald File Photo

 
 
Posted11/9/2021 12:31 PM

While there will be no in-person fundraising gala this year, the Elgin History Museum wanted to offer something special in the online auction. Generous donors have allowed the museum to offer one-of-a-kind experiences you can enjoy with friends and family.

• Wing Mansion: Tour this stately Victorian house (972 W. Highland) with owners Steve Thoren and Maureen McWaid. Marvel at the furnishings and collections, then take a ride in Steve's Model T Ford.

 

• Toy Story: Walk through the amazing museum bungalow of Dennis and Laurie Roxworthy's vintage toy and bicycle collection. Plus, there are a few full size vintage cars.

• This Old House: Elgin architectural historian Rebecca Hunter digs deep to find out the secrets of your old house. Heritage plaque application included.

• Walk On: Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist will lead a walking tour almost anywhere in Elgin. You pick the place and Jerry will walk with you and a group of friends telling stories of the area and pointing out architectural details.

• History Happenings: Focus on Elgin history from a women's point of view with a program from Linda Rock. Choose from topics such as Elgin American Compacts, artist Jane Peterson, or candy manufacturing in Elgin.

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Up for bids in the Elgin History Museum's online auction is a chance to walk through the amazing museum bungalow of Dennis and Laurie Roxworthy's vintage toy and bicycle collection.
Up for bids in the Elgin History Museum's online auction is a chance to walk through the amazing museum bungalow of Dennis and Laurie Roxworthy's vintage toy and bicycle collection. - Courtesy of Elgin History Museum

The 2021 Zoom Gala takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

Enjoy a live recap of the online auction while you place your final bids. Highlights from the "Museum Moments" series will be presented and the winners will be announced live by 7:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the evening's activities go toward keeping the museum active and vibrant.

Sign up at elginhistory.org/event/7pm-annual-gala/ to get your Zoom credentials for Saturday night.

The online auctions start at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Visit elginhistory.org to see the auction listings.

If you are unable to join on Zoom, please consider a donation.

For details, contact museum@elginhistory.org or (847) 742-4248.

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