Prepare Your Paddles: The Holiday Auction Extravaganza Returns

Shelburne Museum’s holiday fundraising virtual auction is back! Auction items range from favorites from the Museum Store, one-of-a-kind experiences on the Museum grounds, and a variety of items from local Vermont businesses. 

The auction supports Shelburne Museum’s multifaceted mission to provide collections stewardship, deliver education programming, mount world-class exhibitions, and foster engagement within the community. 

The auction opens on Sunday, November 14th at 8:00 a.m. and runs through Sunday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. Let the bidding begin!

 

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Holiday Auction Extravaganza FAQ

When does the Holiday Auction Extravaganza start and end?

The Holiday Auction opens on Sunday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m. and bids can be placed until Sunday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m.


What types of items are included in the Holiday Auction?

Auction items range from favorites from the Museum Store, one-of-a-kind experiences on the Museum grounds, and a variety of items from local Vermont businesses. 


How does the Holiday Auction Extravaganza support Shelburne Museum?

The auction supports Shelburne Museum’s 2021-2022 Annual Fund, which directly funds the Museum’s efforts to provide collections stewardship, deliver education programming, mount world-class exhibitions, and foster engagement within the community.


How do I place a bid?

All bidders must register on the auction website. You will need to confirm your email to start bidding. Once confirmed, let the bidding begin! Each item has a minimum bid and a required bid increment.


What is the “buy-it-now” price?

Bidders have the option to purchase some auction items immediately for a slightly increased price than the item value.


I live nearby, can I pick up my item at Shelburne Museum?

Yes. Winners may pick up their items at Shelburne Museum. Please arrange a pickup time with the Development Office by emailing members@shelburnemuseum.org or calling 802-985-0885. Pickup windows will be offered from Monday, November 29 through Friday, December 10.


May I have my item shipped to me?

Yes. Upon winning your auction item, you may have it shipped to you or the recipient of your purchase.


How much does shipping cost?

Shipping cost varies based on the item. Payment for shipping is required for most auction items. The item listing will state whether it is required. Shipping must be paid in a separate transaction by calling 802-985-0885. We cannot ship items until shipping costs are paid. If you wish to receive an estimate of the shipping charges for a specific item, please email members@shelburnemuseum.org.


I purchased more than one item. Can I have them shipped together?

Yes. Items can be bundled together for shipment. Shipping must be paid in a separate transaction by calling 802-985-0885. We cannot ship items until shipping costs are paid. If you wish to receive an estimate of the shipping charges for a specific item, please email members@shelburnemuseum.org.

For further information or additional questions, please reach out to the Museum’s Development Team at 802-985-0885 or members@shelburnemuseum.org.