The Meeteetse Museums is excited to announce our Labor Day Auction is now up and available for you to view or bid! The auction will last from August 21st to September 5th (Labor Day).
Here’s what you need to know:
– We’re using the online platform BetterWorld to allow our patrons from all over the country to participate. The Meeteetse Library is using the same platform (check out their Facebook for more details and to support them!).
– All auction items will be on display and available for you to see on Labor Day weekend.
– If you don’t know how to bid but have your eye on an item, stop by the Museums and a staff member will help you bid!
– You can pay in cash, but you still have to have an online account with a card to bid. We just won’t charge your card at the end of the bidding.
– This year we have everything from a bison hide to trips across the country!
– If you don’t want to bid, just donate to support the Museums!
What’s in the auction?
-Release a black-footed ferret on the Pitchfork Ranch on September 28th
– Cow Bison Hide butchered with Stone Tools
– “Angus Bull Sketches” by Sue Sommers
– “Clouds of Tradition” by McKenzy Ellisen
– “Tools of the Trade” by McKenzy Ellisen
– Trip to see the Northern Lights
– Alpine Adventure in Lake Tahoe
– American History trip anywhere in the U.S.
– “Territorial Times” print by Bob Edgar
– “Brand of a Legend” by Bob Edgar and Jack Turnell
– Strip Quilt by Lili Turnell
– Wyoming’s fossil fish
Why should you support the Museums?
In 2021, the Museums reached 5,256 people. We held 15 public events, released a podcast season, applied for and received 8 grants. Our staff members are professionally trained in museums and historical research. In 2021, they presented at two conferences which promotes the Meeteetse Museums and ensures professional standards are upheld. Despite this increase in outreach and engagement, the Museums mill levy has remained unstable and between 2020 and 2021 decreased by nearly 40%. The Museums is actively doing more public outreach, engagement, research, and exhibit development with less. Your donations allow us to sustain these efforts and share Meeteetse’s unique history with our community and the wider public.