Silent Auction at MCHS’s 2019 Annual Program

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Lemonade-making basket including a pitcher and 8 vintage Hazel Atlas "red carnation" glasses.

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Lemonade-making basket including a pitcher and 8 vintage Hazel Atlas “red carnation” glasses.

During the Morrison County Historical Society’s 2019 annual program, the organization will be holding a silent auction. This year’s program, which will take place Monday, September 30 at the Morrison County Government Center in Little Falls, features guest speaker Mitch Bender.

Bender is a professor of environmental studies at St. Cloud State University who has a side interest in the history of tattoo. His presentation is called “Pin-ups, Anchors, and Hearts,” which will explore the history of tattoo between World War I and the Vietnam War.

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Starry Eyed Brewing growler package.

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Starry Eyed Brewing growler package.

In the social hour prior to the presentation, attendees will have a chance to bid on several silent auction items, including:

  • A basket containing a hand-turned wooden bowl and diamond willow walking stick
  • A Starry Eyed Brewing growler package
  • 2 tickets to a matinee performance of the Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum
  • A genealogy research package
  • A basket of lemonade-making supplies including a set of 8 vintage mid-century glasses
  • A basket containing 2 vintage Culver rocks glasses and Maker’s Mark whiskey

The social hour will also feature students from the Pierz Art Club, who will apply henna, a form of non-permanent body art, to those in attendance. Local tattoo artists will also be available to discuss their art.

Social hour for the MCHS annual program starts at 6 p.m., with the annual meeting of the Morrison County Historical Society starting at 7 p.m. and “Pin-ups, Anchors, and Hearts” to follow. A light dessert will be served during the evening.

This event is open to the public. The cost is $25 + tax ($26.84) per person. Make reservations by calling 320-632-4007 or online at https://squareup.com/store/morrison-county-historical-society.

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Hand-turned wooden bowl and diamond willow walking stick.

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Hand-turned wooden bowl and diamond willow walking stick.

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Basket with 2 vintage Culver rocks glasses and Makers Mark whiskey.

MCHS Silent Auction Item: Basket with 2 vintage Culver rocks glasses and Maker’s Mark whiskey.

 

Flier for Morrison County Historical Society 2019 Annual Program, Pin-ups, Anchors and Hearts: The Influence of Tattooing on American History.

Flier for Morrison County Historical Society 2019 Annual Program, Pin-ups, Anchors and Hearts: The Influence of Tattooing on American History.

 

 

 

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