The Wayside Inn Foundation Summer Auction 2020

July 2020
08:30 AM EDT
August 2020
09:10 PM EDT
GOAL $12,000.00
84.3% To Goal

About Our Auction

The Wayside Inn Foundation’s (TWIF) Summer Auction will run from Friday, July 31st at 8:30 am until Friday, August 7th at 9:00 pm. Proceeds will support projects at The Wayside Inn Grist Mill ranging from building and grounds maintenance, preservation, and a multi-media interpretive kiosk that will promote awareness about the mill’s history and the science and technology used at the millworks. Anyone wishing to participate in the bidding will need to create a quick, easy, and free login account at before bidding.

Special thanks go to Bronze Level sponsor Sudbury Bees, LLC, and Pewter Level sponsors Donna Moy-Bruno, of Results Realty New England, and John Tierney of J.P. Tierney Construction who are making the auction possible along with residents and businesses contributing over 75 items and services to the auction.

Given the pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, TWIF chose an online format for this fundraiser so that people can participate from home. The auction includes many creative twists on traditional donations with thoughtfulness for people’s safety and well-being. “Honestly, we have been amazed and appreciate the support from the community for this fundraiser,” said Nonprofit Director Sally Hild. “We have items that take into consideration social distancing and there are services and gift baskets and gift certificates for things that people can really use during this time at home.” The Wayside Inn Foundation is grateful to all who are considering bids. From dining and food, home and garden, art and craft, and health and beauty options, we hope that everyone will find something special. We thank the community for its support, now more than ever.

Throughout the early months of the pandemic, The Wayside Inn invited the public to use the mill grounds so that people could get a respite from staying indoors. It was wonderful to see the resource utilized by many new visitors, dog walkers, and families enjoying the trails and grassy areas. Now, however, The Grist Mill area could use some care.

As a nonprofit organization, The Wayside Inn Foundation receives no regular funding from the town of Sudbury, the state of Massachusetts, or any federal monies for its operations or property maintenance and instead relies on donations, grants, bequests, and revenue from its hospitality operations to carry out its mission. Your participation in the summer auction will help The Wayside Inn Foundation do some necessary work at The Grist Mill to ensure enjoyment by all. Thank you for bidding!

About The Wayside Inn Foundation

The Wayside Inn Foundation is a nonprofit charitable Massachusetts corporation created in 1944 to own, operate, and maintain the Wayside Inn Historic Site, a campus of nine historic buildings and over 100 pastoral acres. Its mission is to promote early American humanities and culture through hospitality, lodging, education, programming, and events, and continue an inn-keeping tradition dating back to 1716. Serving local communities as well as visitors from around the world, the site provides a unique, tranquil and historic setting rooted in colonial American traditions for family and friends of all generations to make lasting memories. From its 18th century beginnings as an important stagecoach stop, to its 19th century immortalization by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to Henry Ford's expansion and historic preservation of the property as a living museum of American history in the 20th century, The Wayside Inn offers the 21st century visitor a unique window into over 300 years of American history.

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