Events Calendar

30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction

Friday, April 27, 2012 - Saturday, April 28, 2012  

Hundreds of treasures, from classic to kitschy, will be available to the highest bidder as the FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society sponsor this biennial auction to benefit Old World Wisconsin's St. Peter's Church furnishing plan.

Friday, April 27: Preview Party and Dinner (by advance reservation) 4:30-9 pm
Attend Friday night's Preview Party, held at Old World Wisconsin's historic Clausing Barn, for a fish dinner and a private viewing of antiques to be auctioned Saturday. Prolific author and storyteller Jerry Apps and his photographer son, Steve Apps, will be speaking about Wisconsin barns. They know the subject well, literally having written the book on the subject. Free antiques appraisals, gift basket drawings and more.

Saturday, April 28: 9 am viewing, 10 am auction begins (no reservation necessary)
There is no admission charged for Saturday's all antique-and-vintage auction. See Carol Miller/Bailey's Honor Auction listing at for photos of a growing list of items to be auctioned. This is a "no-reserve" auction with a 10-percent buyer's premium benefiting the Wisconsin Historical Society and Old World Wisconsin.

Ticket Info:

Friday Preview Party $39 (includes fish dinner); Saturday auction open and free to the public. For Preview Party reservations call 262-363-4700 or send or email

Location Info:
Venue: Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.

W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Eagle, WI

Contact Info:
Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.
Fax: 262-594-6342

Additional Contact Info:

Riene Wells, 262-363-4700, or via email or Debbie McArdle, 815-575-1272 or via email for more information.