‘Tryon Art & Artifacts Sale’ set for August 19

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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Upcoming sale of Tryon memorabilia to benefit Tryon History Museum


TRYON—The Tryon History Museum and Visitor Center is hosting a benefit sale to raise money for the upcoming move to its new location. The ‘Tryon Art & Artifacts Sale’ will take place on August 19 at the Tryon Depot and will feature donated art, prints and memorabilia made by local Tryon artists.

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All proceeds from the sale will go toward the museum’s move to 38 N. Trade St. in 2024. The one-time sale will include Tryon memorabilia, books about Tryon and art by Tryon artists such as John Rosmini, Elaine Pearson and Karen Johnston.

“With the help of my book club, we put out the word to local citizens that were looking for Tryon collectibles, artwork, fliers, posters and other artifacts,” says organizer Wanda May. “We let it be known we wanted anything connected to Tryon.”

Small items like postcards and photos of interest will also be for sale at the benefit.

“We’ll also be serving mimosas and some things for people to nibble on to keep customers cool,” May says. “All proceeds will assist the Tryon History Museum as they prepare to move into new quarters and present new exhibits to visitors and locals alike.”

Customers can use cash, checks or credit cards to purchase items at fixed prices. The sale will run from noon until 4 p.m., and all sales are final. Items left unsold will be held for future fundraising events

Those interested in donating items can contact Wanda May at (828) 859-7684 until Friday before the event. The hosts are encouraging everyone to come out and support the Tryon History Museum and Visitor Center.

The Tryon Depot is located at 22 Depot St., and the Tryon History Museum is currently located at 26 Maple St. in Tryon. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.