Historic 2010 Silent Auction

Once again, GTMS has brought together an excellent selection of items that you can bid on Saturday, 16 October at an elegant evening at the museum with assorted historic characters.  Here's the current list of what to expect at the auction tables.  (Check back again to see the list grow.)

Very Speical Opportunities:

Evening of Wine and Roses
A 3-hour special event for up to 12 people at American Horticultural Society's River Farm – tour of the gardens by James Gagliardi, Horticulturalist at River Farm and rose wine tastings with Ralph Johnson, former wine instructor at CIA (Culinary Institute of America) & current restaurant manager at Chef Geoff’s 
Your Home's History
A very special history of your property, including chain of title, biographical research on previous owners and an on-site surrey noting how your home has evolved since its construction will be conducted by Laura Trieshmann.  Ms. Trieschmann is Senior Architectural Historian and the Director of Survey and Documentation at EHT Traceries, a research and consulting firm specializing in history and historic preservation.  Ms. Trieschmann will investigate dates of construction and alterations to your home based on primary research and on-site investigations. This package also includes two out-of-print books on architecture and history of Alexandria.  The ultimate for any resident of Old Town or of any historic home!!
Lunch With Alexandria’s Mayor Bill Euille
Need we say more!
Food & Entertainment:

·         8 AMC Movie Tickets

·         Puppet Show from Kaydee Puppets

·         Gift card to Pita House Restaurant

·         Sony Video Camera
·         BBQ Delight Basket, deluxe BBQ tools & everything you need for a backyard event including gift certificates from What's For Dinner Now LLC, natural farm raised beef & Harris Teeter for sides and desserts
·         Bee My Honey Basket, Arlington County award winning honey and honey related goodies
·         4 Tickets to Hairspray at the Little Theater of Alexandria (July 2011)

Personal Services:

·      Facial and/or Chemical Peels from PR and Partners    
·      Mary Kay Cosmetics Gift Basket
·       Elizabeth Arden Manicure and Pedicure
·       Dr. Sean Woods, Chiropractor - 2 sessions   
·       Salon Joseph Haircut 
·       Healthy Start Basket – 2 hours of healthy exercises from private trainer Azim Ross, Home-cooked Weight Watcher friendly dinner for 4 by Sally Queen, WW leader of the year for Washington DC area, and other goodies for healthy living

Historic Items and Services:

·         Antique and Vintage Fans

·         Antique item courtesy of 1919 Antiques, San Francisco, CA

·         Ladies Wig – Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

·         George Washington memorabilia

·         Creamware George Washington mug

·         Elegant 18th C lady's gown (by The Silly Sisters)


House and Garden:

·         Chair repair/reupholster
·         Home inspection by Tony Beale, Structural Engineer
·          Jade Accent Lamp, donated by Abaca Imports

·         Gift card to La Cuisine, The Cook’s Resource, Alexandria, VA

·         Design Consultation
·         Artfolio Gallery Thomas Kinkade print
·         Artfolio Gallery Framing
·         Accent Table – 18th century style drop leaf accent table, solid cherry, donated by Bruce Queen and beautifully finished by Joe Bernat

Luxury Indulgences:

·         Small Leather portmanteau

·         Burberry Bag

·         Hermes Silk Scarf with Washington/Lafayette motif

·         Portrait – Photo/Painted by Jeff Lubin


·         Autographed Football

·         Slam Dunk Basket – 4 tickets to Wizards Basketball Game, victory towel & backpack, 4 tickets to Mystics Basketball, gym bag and basketball signed by team members & basketball signed by Coach Boeheim of Syracuse University

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