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Silent Auction

The Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum will hold a Silent Auction at the 2017 Ag Progress Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15th and 16th.

Funds raised in Silent Auction help us complete exhibits and offer programming that connects our agricultural past to the present day. Proceeds from the 2016 Silent Auction and a generous support from the APD Committee helped us bring our newest volunteer to the museum. PAM the milking cow has made appearances on campus and for visiting school groups. Meet her at the Pasto Agricultural Museum this Ag Progress Days!

We are looking for antiques and collectibles, Penn State gear and event tickets, agricultural and garden tools and implements. Generous bidders will help us raise funds to support new exhibits and interpretive signage that connect the science and history of our agricultural past to the present day. Thank you for your support!

We would like you to participate in this year’s Silent Auction! Get your donation form in as soon as possible, so we can acknowledge your gift as we promote the event. Donations are accepted thru the Monday prior to Ag Progress Days. Early confirmation of your donation will assure more promotion and greater success for the auction.

Help us reach our goal of raising at least $6000 with at least 200 items valued at $50 or more with your individual contribution, or $100 for commercial donors. Help us showcase the auction with that special item that catches everyone’s attention! A large cash and carry section will allow Tuesday attendees to purchase items without needing to return Wednesday. 

How the auction works:

  • Deliver items to the Pasto Agricultural Museum on Monday prior to Ag Progress Days between 10am and 4pm. The museum is located at 2710 West Pine Grove Road, Pennsylvania Furnace 16865, Gate K
  • Bid on items at the museum on Tuesday and Wednesday of Ag Progress Days. Bidding closes promptly at 3:00 pm Wednesday  
  • Successful bidders pick up items after payment is processed Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm (Additional 15% handling fee charged for items not picked up, $15 minimum; shipping fee may apply)  
  • Note that credit cards (Visa, MasterCard), cash and Pennsylvania checks will be accepted.

Thank you for your support!

Pasto Agricultural Museum, Silent Auction Committee
Larry Harpster, Volunteer Chair
Rita Graef, Curator

Please complete one form for each donor. Multiple items may be listed on each form. Accepted items must be delivered to the museum on Monday prior to Ag Progress Days 10am to 4pm.