Semi Annual Barn Sale

The History of the Barn Sale


 The semi-annual barn sale has been a museum main event for more than 30 years. Raising $2,000 per year, the sale has been vital to the funding of the museum. The well-known sale brings visitors to the museum that might not otherwise be aware of its existence. Additionally, other non-profit organizations, teachers, and other charities have been beneficiaries of barn sale donated goods. Teachers have picked up books and other supplies for their classrooms. Girl Scouts, and the Hingham Historical Society have received office supplies and equipment for their buildings. The First Baptist Church has been picking all the books that don’t sell and through the Got Books program has received funds to send packages to service personnel overseas. Member Geri Duff has organized the two Barn Sales a year for the past 25 years. She announced that the October 2017 sale will be her final one and she has stepped down. Geri will still be around to assist and share her knowledge should another museum member offer to take over this important museum fundraiser.