National Museum of the Great Lakes Model & Memorabilia Sale

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 by: Chris Gillcrist | Category: Events


The National Museum of the Great Lakes will hold a sale of models and other material on Saturday October 18, 2014 at the museum in Toledo. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the museum stated "the museum's policy with respect to models has been to transition our collection eventually to only owning and displaying models in the 1/8 inch to the foot scale." Additionally, "models that are not Great Lakes or that are not of a quality set by the museum" will also be sold.

The sale of these models will be by a modified sealed bid auction. Participants will be able to submit a sealed bid above the stated minimum price. If a participant chooses to utilize a Buy It Now option they can do so at the stated Buy It Now Price. The Buy it Now option is for those who do not want to lose out on an item by being overbid and are willing to pay a premium price for the item. Items may be previewed on our website by visiting www.inlandseas.org/modelsale .

Members of the Great Lakes Historical Society/National Museum of the Great Lakes can begin bidding at 9AM. The general public can begin bidding at 10AM. The bids for items not purchased through a buy it now option will be opened at 12:00PM. Admission to the sale is included with the price of general admission to the museum. Members of the Great Lakes Historical Society/National Museum of the Great Lakes are admitted free as a membership benefit.

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is owned and operated by the Great Lakes Historical Society. Founded in 1944, the Great Lakes Historical Society has been preserving our shared cultural history by publishing a quarterly journal Inland Seas since 1945; by operating a maritime museum and research library since 1952; by offering educational programs to the general public since 1956; and by conducting underwater archaeological research across the Great Lakes since 2001. The opening of the National Museum of the Great Lakes enables the Great Lakes Historical Society to continue its mission to preserve and make known the important history of the Great Lakes. For more information, call Anna M. Kolin at 419.204.8947.

WHAT: Model and Memorabilia Sale
WHEN: October 18, 2014; 9-10am Members Only: 10am-12pm General Public
WHERE: National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605
ADMISSION: Included with paid admission
NMGL/GLHS members are FREE
Adults (ages 18-64): $12.00 museum and boat; $8 museum only
Seniors and Children (ages 6-17): $11.00 museum and boat; $7 museum only
Children (5 and under): Free


Press Release Contact Name: Chris Gillcrist
Press Release Contact Email: development@inlandseas.org
Press Release Contact Phone: 419.214.5000
Organization Name: National Museum of the Great Lakes
Organization Address: Toledo