Benbow Historic Inn Holding 21st Annual Charity Wine Auction to Benefit Clarke Historic Museum
The Benbow Historic Inn proudly announces that the 21st Annual Charity Wine Auction will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The event will take place at the Benbow from 2pm-6pm. This year’s gala event benefits the Clarke Historic Museum (Federal Tax ID 94-1651124), Humboldt County’s leader in preserving, acquiring and displaying the rich cultural heritage of our area. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Clarke and their efforts to bring rotating displays to Southern Humboldt for the enjoyment and education of residents for the first time. These displays will be housed in the newly completed East Wing of the Benbow Historic Inn and will benefit Southern Humboldt and Northern Mendocino students, teachers and history buffs and provide all of us the opportunity to explore our past right here in SoHum.
This wonderful fundraiser features both a silent and live auction with all proceeds being donated directly to the Clarke Historic Museum in order to support their efforts in preserving our cultural artifacts and heritage.
Some of the auction items are antiques and collectibles de-accessioned from The Clarke Museum collections. Items include: (gun) powder loaders, bisque dolls, Native American baskets from other areas, weathervane, ship-in-a bottle, glassware, and more. Auction items also include hotel stays, large-format wines, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, etc. the auctioneer is Rex Bohn. There will be at least 18 wineries pouring their new vintages plus some library wines. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres will be served from 2-4:30. The live auction begins at 5:00 pm.
Tickets are $25 each.