Thursday, November 10, 2011

Art and Navajo Rug Auction is a Success!!

This past weekend we had our 6th Annual Art and Navajo Rug Auction hosted by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and RB Burnham Trading Post. Over this two day event many one of a kind pieces were sold such as baskets, kachina dolls, and of course all different sizes and types of rugs. The bids were anywhere from $25 to almost $3000 for one piece. Collectors from all over the state and southwest came out to purchase items, as well as locals who were interested in being part of the experience and a piece caught their eye. We also had over 200 people attend the auction and visit the museum during this time. As part of the festivities museum admission was free on Saturday and a group was selling Frybread.

A portion of the proceeds collected from the two day auction goes to support our non profit group, the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. The Auxiliary supports the museum with volunteers, the museum gift shop, events and financially. This is a wonderful event that helps to raise funds that go towards education programs and events, exhibits and the care and collection of artifacts.

We are awaiting the final numbers, but would like to thank the folks of Burnham Trading Company and all of the hard work of the Auxiliary volunteers who organized the event. We are looking forward to the 7th annual event in November 2012.

Posted By Stacey Mays, Visitor Services Supervisor

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