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34th Annual “Gallery of Wreaths” and Silent Auction to Benefit CCHS

November 27, 2019 11:42 am

KINDERHOOK — The 34th annual “Gallery of Wreaths” and silent auction to benefit CCHS will be held Friday through Sunday, Nov. 29- Dec. 1, from noon - 4 p.m.

The event will be held at James Vanderpoel’s “House of History,” 16 Broad St., Kinderhook.

It is free and open to the public.

Holiday wreaths created by community members, organizations, local businesses and artists will be on display throughout the weekend, marking the 34th annual Gallery of Wreaths and silent auction to benefit the Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS), hosted by the CCHS Volunteers.

The silent auction and holiday raffle is an important fundraiser for the Columbia County Historical Society. All proceeds from the silent auction benefit CCHS’ annual Day of History Field Trips. The trips are for all Columbia County fourth graders and include visits to the circa 1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse and the 1737 Luykas Van Alen House. Last year approximately 500 county children benefited from this memorable, educational experience.

The CCHS Volunteers are proud to support this important program. They invite you to bid on live, dried, artificial and mixed-media wreaths all weekend and everyone is encouraged to return to keep an eye on the status of their favorite wreaths!

This exhibition is free and open to the public; bidding is optional.

The auction closes on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Winners will be notified on Sunday, Dec. 1, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Winners may remove their wreaths that evening or pick them up the following week by Dec. 6.

Need to start holiday shopping?

The CCHS Museum Shop is located within the James Vanderpoel House and will be open and offering a members-only 10% off sale from Friday through Sunday (sale excludes handmade artisan items).

Anyone interested in volunteering should check the CCHS Volunteers webpage or call 518-758-9265 for more information.