Gettysburg Heritage Center to auction items from Civil War museum

2014-02-05T23:19:00Z 2014-02-06T04:25:54Z Gettysburg Heritage Center to auction items from Civil War museumThe Sentinel The Sentinel
February 05, 2014 11:19 pm  • 

GETTYSBURG — The Gettysburg Heritage Center, formerly the American Civil War Wax Museum, will sell display pieces from the 52-year-old museum.

Now under new ownership, the center will shift from housing static wax figure vignettes to a more interactive experience about the town — before, during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

The auction will be conducted by PA Onsite Auction Co. at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, with a snow date for Sunday, March 16.

Items for sale include about 95 Civil War life-size figures dressed in period clothing, as well as oil paintings, antique furniture, lighting, small antiques, wall hangings, props and store displays. In addition, many full murals, curtains, painted walls and other backdrops that created the various vignettes will also be up for sale.

There will be three opportunities for the public to preview the items for sale prior to the auction — from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 12; from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13; and from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, March 14.

The center will begin working on a new gallery immediately after the on-site auction and is expected to open in late May.

The center is located at 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg. For more information, visit www.gettysburgmuseum.com.

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