silent-auction

Silent Auction

As part of the Grapes & Grains Gala on Saturday, April 26, the museum is holding a silent auction with a large variety of items ranging from tickets to sporting events, to vacations.  As an added bonus for attendees, the museum is allowing ticket holders of the event to bid on each item online prior to May 18. If you haven't purchased your ticket(s) yet for Grapes & Grainsplease click here to purchase tickets online.

A list of available items is below.  To bid on an item, please contact Charlotte Harter at 276-634-4162 or charlotte.harter@vmnh.virginia.gov.  Bids are binding and will continue to be accepted online through Friday, April 25 at noon.  The silent auction will resume during the gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the museum.

Proceeds from this auction benefit the VMNH Foundation Discovery Fund, supporting vital museum programs in education, research and exhibits. Thank you for your support!


* Images of actual items are clickable for a more detailed view.

Side Chair
Donated by A C Furniture
Value: $500
Minimum Bid: $125
Minimum Raise: $5

Bassett Furniture Discoveries Line
Black Box w/Brass Box on Stand
Donated by Bassett Furniture
Value:  $599
Minimum Bid: $100
Minimum Raise: $5

Bassett Furniture Discoveries Line
Black/Gold Drawer Accent Chest
Donated by Bassett Furniture
Value:  $1069
Minimum Bid:  $150
Minimum Raise: $5

Bassett Furniture Discoveries Line
Distressed Wood Chain Table
Donated by Bassett Furniture
Value:  $379
Minimum Bid:  $75
Minimum Raise: $5

TRIPTYCH "Halley's Coming"
Art piece by Aleen Wilson of Studio 107
Value: $500
Minimum Bid: $75
Minimum Raise: $5
Invisalign Treatment
$1,000 Certificate towards Invisalign treatment provided by Dr. David Jones.
Donated by Dr. David C. Jones
Value: $1,000
Minimum Bid: $250
Minimum Raise: $5

Orthodontic Certificate
$500.00 Certificate towards usual and customary fee for any orthodontic treatment provided by Dr. David Jones.
Donated by Dr. David C. Jones
Value: $500
Minimum Bid: $125
Minimum Raise: $5

VMNH Membership - Smithsonian Level
Donated by VMNH
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $25
Minimum Raise: $5

Danville Science Center Family Admission & Tickets for Digital Dome
Donated by Danville Science Center
Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $15
Minimum Raise: $5

Piedmont Arts 2 Family Memberships

Donated by Piedmont Arts
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $25
Minimum Raise: $5

Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum Family Membership
Donated by MHC Heritage Center and Museum
Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $10
Minimum Raise: $5
Taubman Museum of Art Family Membership
Donated by Taubman Museum of Art
Value: $65
Minimum Bid: $18
Minimum Raise: $5
Taubman Museum of Art Individual Membership
Donated by Taubman Museum of Art
Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $10
Minimum Raise: $5
Rivers of Restoration

Autographed Book "Rivers of Restoration"
by John Ross
Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $10
Minimum Raise: $5


Child's Birthday Party at the Virginia Museum of Natural History
Value: $250
Minimum Bid: $100
Minimum Raise: $5

2 Football Tickets to Virginia Tech vs. Miami on Thursday, October 23
Donated by Barry Jarrett
Value: 100
Minimum Bid: $25
Minimum Raise: $5
Tickets to NASCAR race in October
Donated by Martinsville Speedway
Value: 300
Minimum Bid: $75
Minimum Raise: $5
VMNH Gift Basket
Donated by VMNH
Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $10
Minimum Raise: $5
Stamping Up Craft Basket
Donated by Jill Harris
Value: $65
Minimum Bid: $15
Minimum Raise: $5
Turkey Wall Art
Donated by National Wild Turkey Foundation
Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $20
Minimum Raise: $5
Bethlehem Star Barn Quilt
Donated by Cathy Ring
Value: $200
Minimum Bid: $100
Minimum Raise: $5
Photography Dolls
Donated by Lori Tate
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $25
Minimum Raise: $5
Initials, Inc. Pop and Go Bag
Donated by Katie Smith
Value: $34
Minimum Bid: $10
Minimum Raise: $5

Dan Leeper Photography - Jets
Donated by Piedmont Arts
Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $20
Minimum Raise: $5

Two Baskets with Liners
Donated by National Wild Turkey Foundation
Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $15
Minimum Raise: $5
Thirty-one Bags
Donated by Rachel Cateo
Value: $55
Minimum Bid: $15
Minimum Raise: $5
Cermaic Necklace
Donated by Mary Catherine Santoro
Value: $20
Minimum Bid: $5
Minimum Raise: $5

Rainbow Sparkle Necklace
Donated by Leigh Ann Harris
Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $10
Minimum Raise: $5
America's 100 Best Trout Streams by John Ross (autographed)
Donated by John Ross
Value: $25
Minimum Bid: $10
Minimum Raise: $5
A Lifetime of Contributions to Myriapodology and the Natural History of Virginia by Dr. Richard Hoffman
Donated by VMNH
Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $20
Minimum Raise: $5
Danville Braves Signed Baseball (Yunel Escobar, Tampa Bay Rays) & Tickets
Donated by Danville Braves
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $25
Minimum Raise: $5
Smith River Sports Complex 4 Hour Event Rental
Donated by Smith River Sports Complex
Value: $325
Minimum Bid: $85
Minimum Raise: $5
Virginia International Raceway 1 night stay and Raceway Bucks Packet
Donated by VIR
Value: $310
Minimum Bid: $75
Minimum Raise: $5
Art Piece - Barn by John Matthews
Donated by John Matthews
Value: $300
Minimum Bid: $300
Minimum Raise: $5
Art Piece - Old Country Store by John Matthews
Donated by John Matthews
Value: $300
Minimum Bid: $300
Minimum Raise: $5
Ariana Handpainted Accent Chest
Donated by Hooker Furniture
Value: $400
Minimum Bid: $100
Minimum Raise: $5
End Table
Donated by Tim Martin
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $25
Minimum Raise: $5
Side Chair
Donated by Noel Reed
Value: $330
Minimum Bid: $100
Minimum Raise: $5
Island Photography by Dan Leeper
Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $20
Minimum Raise: $5
Island Photography by Dan Leeper
Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $20
Minimum Raise: $5
Fayette Street 1905-2005
Donated by FAHI
Value: $20
Minimum Bid: $5
Minimum Raise: $5
Images of Martinsville Virginia
Value: $20
Minimum Bid: $5
Minimum Raise: $5
Signed Art Print by Csaba Markus w/ Certificate of Authenticity
Donated by John Matthews
Value: $20
Minimum Bid: $5
Minimum Raise: $5
Signed Art Print by Csaba Markus w/ Certificate of Authenticity
Donated by John Matthews
Value: $20
Minimum Bid: $5
Minimum Raise: $5
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Sculpture by Bob Penley
Value: $156.25
Minimum Bid: $75
Minimum Raise: $5
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