Sept. 17-18 sale of household items, antiques to help defray costs of museum upkeep

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Sandy Historical Museum is open free to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Sandy Historical Society is planning another fundraiser, and it should be a don't-miss event for antique lovers and thrifters alike. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and Saturday, Sept. 18, volunteers from the historical museum, 38945 Pioneer Blvd., will host a rummage sale full of antiques and household items.

The sale will take place outside the museum, and proceeds will help cover costs of museum upkeep.

"We offer a free museum all of the time," said museum board member Nancy Hoffman. In order to just pay the expenses and keep the lights on, we raise money."

The items for sale have all been donated — some are donated for this event and some are duplicate historical items the museum would like to purge from the collection.

Offerings include antique furniture, quilts, fine collectibles, books, tools, clothing, housewares, toys, office supplies, ephemera and picture frames. 

"It is a wide-ranging sale of items that includes handcrafts offered by Friends of the Museum such as handcrafted sundry gifts, journals, tea cozies, bowl warmers, quilts and shopping bags created by Friends of the Museum," Hoffman explained. "There will also be fabric and notions for sale."

Hoffman added that she's "always interested to see the items that come in."

"As time passes, more of these items come to us," she said. "These things reflect families who made their homes in Sandy and nearby. Some of these items come with a story."

Prices range dependent on the item and both cash and card will be accepted for payment.

Mount Hood historian and co-author of the book on Rhododendron Judi Graeper will be available from 1-4 p.m. to sign copies of the recently released Images of America volume. Other authors who have written books about local history will also be present during the sale. The museum itself and gift shop will also be open during the sale.

Mask wearing will be required when distancing is not possible outside and always required inside the museum per state mandate.

For more information about this event or the museum, call 503-668-3378.

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