Online Preview: September 20-27
Actual auction: 9 am September 28 – 5 pm October 5
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It’s back! And it’s ONLINE!
No more wondering what amazing items you missed, when we had to cancel the spring benefit auction due to COVID-19. No more wondering how you will possibly survive until next year’s auction. It’s coming to you via the internet at the end of September. So get ready, and save your money for some fabulous deals and amazing heirloom-quality items. You will still find the same amazing handcrafted heirloom-quality items made right here at Landis Valley Museum by our very talented artisans. You will also find a range of high-quality items and services donated from around our community. And it all happens from the comfort of your home.
All proceeds benefit the Landis Valley Museum’s efforts to preserve our local Pennsylvania German immigrant history with living history interpretation of an authentic crossroads village of the early 1800s here in Lancaster County. It also supports other educational programming.
If you want to skip buying this year BUT really want to help make a difference, you can make a flat donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1000 to benefit our Farm Program and Heirloom Seed Project. (Yes, even though we are currently closed, the animals and gardens still need a lot of care.) Just click on the “View Auction” button above to make a donation!
Here is a quick glance at just a small part of what you will see at this auction:
One of the featured items this year is a handmade, custom-crafted reproduction of a pre-revolution “fowler” smooth bore gun.
Created and finished by Denny Griffith here on site, this exquisite firearm is of collector quality with fit and finish worthy of any collection. It has a smooth-bore barrel with maker’s mark and hidden notation that it was made at Landis Valley Museum and is marked as #4 of the firearms created for the museum auction by Denny. The stock is hand-carved curly maple with scrollwork. It has a magnificent deluxe Siler lock. The brass work and the linseed oil finish of the stock are truly a marvel to see. A woven period-style gun case will be included.
Also to be included in the auction will be a very fine-quality reproduction powder horn of the French and Indian Wars time period. It will be auctioned separately from the gun.
Denny Griffiths displaying Pennsylvania Long Rifle to be auctioned
Another featured item is a handmade interpretation of a Pennsylvania German hooded cradle made by Thomas Morton, a well-known furniture maker whose showroom is Morton Fine Furniture based in Lititz. Made of Pennsylvania Appalachian cherry, features a carved hood to protect baby from drafts, side handles for carrying, and a small carved heart typical of Pennsylvania German furniture.
You will find a wide variety of other fine handmade items as well as items and services donated by area businesses. Don’t miss your opportunity to find some amazing values from the comfort of your home!
Have friends that might be interested? You can download and share the flyers below.