Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gold Rush Fundraiser and Hidden Treasures Evaluation Day Coming to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society Nov. 4 and 5

Here's an opportunity for visitors and residents alike to do good with their gold! The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is pleased to welcome Liberty Gold, Inc. back to Huntington Hall for our second Gold Rush Fundraiser.

The public is invited to gather their unwanted gold and bring it to Huntington Hall, 43 Main Street, Danbury, CT on Thursday, November 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, November 4th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m.

"For this museum fundraiser, your checkbook stays home and you take home the money. Residents can help their hometown museum in a huge way because at the end of this 3-day even, 6-% of the total proceeds will be donated back to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society," explained Executive Director, Brigid Guertin. "It's also a great opportunity to make money for your holiday shopping this year."

Also taking place on Saturday, November 5th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is another special fundraiser - Hidden Treasures Evaluation Day. The museum will be welcoming Tom Schwenke, owner of Woodbury Auction, to provide verbal evaluations of antiques and family treasures. The cost is $10 per item or 3 items for $25. All proceeds from this service will benefit the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

About the DMHSA:

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society was formed in 1947 to acquire, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history of Danbury. Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House (c.1785), the Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790), two one-room schoolhouses, the Marian Anderson Studio and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building houses the museum offices, archives and research library.

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