Museum Benefit 2021 Auction Listing

Museum Benefit 2021 Auction Listing

All auctions will go live on November 10 at 8am. Please register for the virtual event here. 

Wing Mansion – Steve Thoren and Maureen McWaid
With this personally narrated tour you’ll have an up close look at over 300 vintage lamps and light fixtures, Maureen’s exquisite American Brilliant Hand Cut Crystal Glassware collection, Vintage phonographs and Victrolas, over 100 vintage ornate toasters, and so much more. Also, see the basement museum, which is never on the public tours. Up to 6 in a group and includes a glass of champagne and a ride in an original 1923 Model T Ford through Wing Park.

Toy Story – Dennis Roxworthy
Feel like a kid again when you see the amazing toys and collectables that have been lovingly cared for by Dennis and Laurie Roxworthy. Toy cars and trucks some in their original boxes line shelves and show cases. Bicycles from yesteryear are on display. You and five of your friends will surely enjoy this visit to the past.

This Old House – Rebecca Hunter
Ever wondered about who lived in your Elgin house before you? What changes were made to the home over time and what did it look like originally? Researcher Rebecca Hunter is using her skills to look into the past details of your home and prepare a report for you or possibly an historical plaque application for the Elgin Heritage Commission!

Walk On – Jerry Turnquist
Learn more about Elgin’s past in a walking tour designed especially for you by Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist. This tour is a perfect opportunity for you and a small group of friends or family to learn about Elgin’s rich building heritage and past citizens in a smaller group setting from Jerry who has led a number of other historic tours over the years.

History Happenings – Linda Rock
Historian and collector Linda Rock specializes in Elgin history from a woman’s point of view. Choose from a list of delightful, and often interactive, history programs for your organization or just for family and friends! Topics include amazing Elgin women such as artist Jane Peterson or pioneer Nancy Kimball, Elgin businesses such as candy making and Elgin American compacts, or collectible histories on hats and Tupperware.

All Things Gardening
It is always the season to think about gardening. You can keep your skills in tact this fall and winter by following all the helpful hints in the Winter Garden Book included in this basket. It is beautifully illustrated and offers many useful gardening tips. Enjoy the decorative lantern in your yard or on your patio. After using the gardening gloves refresh your hands with the gardener’s hand lotion and hand towel also in the basket. When you are ready to shop for plants this spring use the $30.00 gift card to Platt Hill Nursery.

Bath and Spa
Treat yourself to a spa treatment with all the wonderful items in this Bath and Spa basket. Feel refreshed after using the therapy cleansing brush and the exfoliating bath gloves. Have a relaxing bath with the wild rose bath salts. Enjoy the soothing feel of rose hand lotion, rose vegetable soap, rose oil and shea butter ultra-hydrating body butter and rosehip infused detoxifying foot pads. Other spa items also included. Treat yourself or give as a gift.

The Daily News
Ghost artist Charles Peterson captures life in a different time in this watercolor print titled The Daily News. People looked forward to receiving their daily newspaper which was the chief source of information. The paperboy had to carefully fold and pack the papers for delivery. They had to become accurate in their throwing skills and hope they could make friends with the neighborhood dogs. This print is number 2420 of 3000.

Delicious Bundt Cake
Ok bakers, get ready to create some delicious desserts with the contents of this Bundt Cake basket. It has everything you need to make the perfect holiday treats. The recipe book will guide you to a fantastic end result. This basket also includes a Bundt pan, baking utensils and measuring spoons. Your first creation will be with a Cinnamon Spice Bundt with Buttercream Frosting. Cleanup will be easy with the handy dish towel also included.

Door County Getaway
Enjoy a two-bedroom deluxe, seven-night stay (based on availability) at Little Sweden in beautiful Fish Creek, Wisconsin in Door County. These spacious two-story vacation homes offer 1600 square feet of living space and sleeps up to 8 people. The log exterior homes feature cathedral ceilings, 2 bedrooms, full baths each with a whirlpool, a large living area with wood-burning fireplace, dining room, fully- equipped kitchen, four-season porch and a garage. The two-bedroom deluxe includes a king size bed in the master bedroom, two full beds in the 2nd bedroom and queen sofa sleeper in the living room.

A Drink With Friends
If you love beer, this basket donated by the Public House is for you. Enjoy beers from the On Tour Brewing Company, Athletic Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and even a beer brewed in Munich. There are two beer mugs along with a bottle opener. Wear the Public House Hat when you visit the Public House to use the gift card also included. What a great gift for your favorite beer lover.

Elgin Tower Building
Standing 186 feet tall and 15 stories high, the historic Tower Building was built in 1929 to house the Home National Bank and Home National Savings and Trust. Though initially successful, the Great Depression devastated the bank only months later. The tower was eventually purchased by William R. Stickling and was donated to a charity named in his honor following his 1999 death. The tower is one of only two Art Deco buildings in Elgin and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The print is by Suzanne Poursine Massion. Suzanne is a juried member of Oil Painters of America and the Illinois Artisans Program. Her paintings and drawings have won numerous awards and are collected by private, corporate and public patrons throughout the world.

Elgin, My Hometown
A basket of Elgin items including four coasters, Crocker Theatre wall plaque, Grand Victoria cookie jar, 5” x 7” matted Warren Mogler pen and ink drawing of Old Main, two “Housewives of Elgin” mugs, Elgin watch photograph by Carolyn Buhrow, and “Time Keeper” mini plaque. Also included is a copy of Art in Artifacts – Where History Meets Art signed by author Ira Marcus.

Floral Delight
Autumn-themed floral arrangement (approximately 8” x 12”) with a $50.00 gift certificate from Town and Country Gardens. Brighten a room in your home with this lovely floral wreath and then use the gift card to work magic in your garden this spring.

Florida Sunshine
Bring your sunscreen and enjoy a 5th floor 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom beachfront condo located in Panama City Beach, Florida. The property is close to wonderful restaurants, the peaceful state park, several marinas, and conveniently located near grocery and other retail outlets.Two lounge chairs and an umbrella are waiting for you on the white sand beach with georgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico! Also includes full kitchen with laundry machines. Take a dip in the outdoor pool or watch the kids splash around in the kiddie pool. At the end of the day, relax in the hot tub. Your choice of any available week: Sep, Oct, Nov, 2022. For more photos, go to and select condo 513A.

Fun and Learning For Kids
Let the creativity begin when your child or grandchild sees all the fun items in this basket. They will find neon and glitter crayons and washable markers. Watch the creativity when they use these items with the coloring book and construction paper also included. A children”s favorite, Play Doh will also let them use their imagination and create interesting shapes. There is a puzzle and flashcards for learning. They will have a new friend with the fuzzy animal in the basket and they can start saving for college with the treasure chest bank.

A Holiday Spectacular
Enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon at 3:00 on December 12th at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for their Holiday Spectacular. You and three of your friends or family will delight in the sounds of the holiday as only the ESO can deliver. Also included in this offering is an album previously recorded by Elgin’s outstanding Orchestra.

An Inviting Dish
Your hors d’oeuvre table can now be complete with this beautiful seashell design serving dish for cheeses or fruit, set of four spreaders for those holiday treats and a small serving bowl for tasty dips. Get this set for yourself or give as a gift.

Mama Mia
All things Italian are in this basket. There is a pizza pan for you to create your own special pizza with the help from the pizza sauce and seasonings included along with your own favorite toppings. There are also pastas, sauces and pesto to make a special dinner for family and friends. For dessert enjoy the bite size wafers with hazelnut and an Italian Waffle Cookie. Stop at the store to get some spumoni ice cream to go with the wafers and cookie for a tasty end to the perfect meal.

Man’s Best Friend
Be an outstanding dog parent and provide them with some healthy treats for good behavior or just to let them know they are special. Included in this basket are toys that will encourage them to play while they are getting some exercise. Take them shopping for some extra fun at Petco with the $50.00 gift card enclosed. Also included is a 20% off coupon for your next purchase, a 20% off coupon for a bath or bath with haircut or a 20% off coupon for dog training.

Ream’s Meat Market
If you enjoy a good steak or just a hot dog off the grill you will always have a taste treat if you purchase those items at Ream’s Meat Market in Elburn, IL. They specialize in quality fresh meats, smoked meats and other unique food items. Plan a special dinner or a summer barbeque with friends with these gift cards worth $300.00.

Remembrance of D. C. Cook
Remember an Elgin Institution with a 2019 Barbara Broeske print, in a Sepia tone on metallic paper. Also included in this beautifully framed remembrance is the David C. Cook building from 1911 on an Elgin Postcard, The David C. Cook building 1904 on an Elgin Postcard, and a c. 1920 Blackstone Photograph. This remembrance includes a brick from the office building at 850 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois which stood from 1903 to 2021.

Sip and Enjoy
Enjoy the soothing flavor of Bailey’s Irish Cream in your set of 12 Elgin History Museum glasses. Suitable for wine too. 11.5 ounces each. Purchase for yourself or as a gift this holiday season.

A Special Wine
This wine is called 1880 Zinfandel. It comes from Saucelito Canyon and is an old vine Zinfandel. This wine is a limited-edition Zinfandel more than 135 years in the making. The vines were originally planted in 1880 and were restored nearly 100 years after they were planted. The “1880 Zinfandel is the only wine to come exclusively from these vines”. It exhibits the rich flavors that could only come from some of the oldest vines still producing in California. Keep your wine in this attractive wine cozy until you are ready to enjoy.

Vintage Radio Flyer “Town and Country” Stake Side Wagon
This is a 1980’s era Radio Flyer “Town & Country” wooden stake side coaster wagon. It is in good used condition. The wagon bed is made of varnished wood. The stake sides are painted red. There are blemishes from storage and age. Light rust on the wheels. One owner. All four sides are removable. All moving parts work as they should. This is big enough to fit a trio of toddlers. The bed is 36” long, 15” wide, 19” tall. Similar units offered on eBay for $50+.

Mystery Wine Bags
For $40.00 you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine and think about what you will purchase with the surprise gift card enclosed in the wine bag. There will be a bottle of white or red wine and the gift card will be for a restaurant or local merchant.