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Auction September 28 to transform courthouse into museum
Auction September 28 to transform courthouse into museum

ROCKFORD, Mich.— Organizers are hoping for a bidding frenzy Saturday as the Rockford Area Historical Society holds a silent auction to help pay for the new Rockford Area Museum.

Bidding in the silent auction will begin at 10 a.m. at Rockford City Hall.  A live auction will kick off at 1 p.m. under a tent in the City Hall parking lot.  The entire event is expected to wrap up by 3 p.m. 

The items and services up for bid were donated by local businesses and residents to help pay for completing the new museum, which is located in the former 63rd District Court Building.  Historical Society President Terry Konkle says more than $275,000 has been raised for the $350,000 restoration project.  The first phase of the museum opened to the public Thursday, September 26. The Rockford Squire provided the following photos of the ceremony. The newly opened section tells the history of Rockford, from forest land to a thriving community.

The list of items up for bid includes tickets to a Whitecaps game, four front row tickets to a Grand Rapids Griffins game, an autographed Detroit Tigers photo, golfing packages, dinner packages, a year’s worth of haircuts, art and antiques.  For a full list of items up for bid, click here.

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