So you want to place a bid? Let's get started!
Click on the "ITEMS" tab at the top of this page. Anyone can browse the Auction but you must Register in order to bid and win! If you have participated in the past, you may login using your existing GiveSmart profile. Otherwise, please create a new account and when the Auction officially opens for bidding you will be among the first to be notified!
View All: See all auction items
Categories: Browse items by category
My Items: Items you've bid on or are "watching"
Donate: Make a tax-deductible donation to the Historical Society
Items Without Bids: List of items no one has bid on
Item # or Keyword: Enter the item name or number and hit Go! This will take you to the item page to place a bid
Now let's bid!
Bid: Automatically enters the next minimum bid amount; you will be asked by pop-up screen to confirm your bid
Change bid amount: You can manually enter any amount that is greater than the "next bid"
Set Maximum Bid: So that you don't risk being outbid at the last minute, everyone is encouraged to set a maximum bid. The auction software will automatically raise your bid by a pre-determined increment until your maximum bid has been met or the silent auction ends
Watch Item: Adds items to your "My Items" list for easy reference later
Buy Now: Enables you to purchase an item outright instead of bidding (not always activated)