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Wyandotte Museums to Host Antiques Auction

Donations of vintage and antique items are being accepted this weekend.

Wyandotte Museums has long prided itself as offering great cultural attractions for people to visit to learn about the city’s vast history.

Now, they’re offering people an opportunity to take some of that history home with them.

The museum campus is hosting an antiques auction on Nov. 10 at the VFW hall, 633 Ford. Visitors will have a chance to preview the items at 9 a.m., with bidding beginning at 11 a.m.

All money raised will go toward the reinstallation of the museum's city history exhibit gallery.

“Local history buffs can bid on a new treasure or help pass history on by acquiring a piece of it at an upcoming benefit,” Jody Egen, Wyandotte’s director of museums and cultural affairs, said in a press release. “The items and excitement will make it an event to attend.”

Antiques up for auction include 19th century furniture, glassware, large wood printers cabinet, late 1800's dress form, 1950's wrought iron shelves, wooden chairs, rocking chairs, books, vintage toys, lamps, clocks, vintage clothing, shoes, a brass bed and pottery.

Detroit memorabilia also will be for sale, including historic items from Waterworks Park, Belle Isle and the city of Detroit.

Boxes filled with small antique items also will be available, with no reserve price.

Photos and full descriptions of many of the items will be available on the auctioneer’s website in late October.

Donations of antique and vintage items are still being accepted. They can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1100 Biddle Ave., which formerly housed Trinity Transportation and is now a city-owned storage facility.

The antique auction is taking the place of a planned historical film fest, which had previously been announced for Nov. 9 and 10. The film fest proved too cost prohibitive to put on, organizers said.

For more information, call 734-324-7284, email museum@wyan.org or visit the museums’ web site.

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