About Our Auction
Family Nature Day devotees know that we offer a silent auction at our event. But what happens if you cannot make it to the 40th Annual Family Nature Day on September 24, 2022 to bid on that beautiful book, blanket, artwork, antique, High Tea with a Turtle, or Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont? Perhaps you would just like to make a donation to the Conservation Center? Say no more! Once again we are taking our silent auction online! You'll never feel left out! All of these riches are now available to you! A handy donation button can be found on the upper right-hand side of the page! Funds raised will support the Conservation Center's end of fiscal year expenses. Thanks so much for supporting White Memorial, for browsing this lovely eclectic collection curated especially for you, for bidding, and hopefully....WINNING!
About The White Memorial Conservation Center
The White Memorial Foundation is the result of the vision of two generous and creative people, Alain C. White and his sister, May W. White. Between 1908 and 1912 they purchased several tracts of land surrounding their family’s Whitehall property on the north shore of Bantam Lake. In 1913 these lands were conveyed to the White Memorial Foundation, an organization that was incorporated in May of that year as a memorial to Alain and May’s parents, John Jay and Louise.
In 1964, the Trustees of The White Memorial Foundation established The White Memorial Conservation Center to further the Foundation’s education role through the implementation of natural history education and research programs for the public. Located in the heart of the Foundation property, the Conservation Center is housed in “Whitehall,” the former White family home.
The Center, whose mission is to instill understanding, appreciation and respect for the natural world, provides year-round programs for people of all ages. Programs are directed by full-time professional staff, assisted by a core of volunteers and part-time employees.
The Center also operates a Nature Museum with exhibits focusing on the interpretation of local natural history, conservation and ecology. Over 20,000 people of all ages visit the Center each year to walk through the Museum or take part in an education program.
The 40th Annual Family Nature Day will be held on Saturday, September 24, 20212. Why not start the celebration early by bidding on one of our Upscale Tag Sale items! You can also make a donation by simply clicking the button on the upper right-hand side of the page. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. Funds raised will help defray the Conservation Center's operating expenses.
We hope you'll find a lovely trifle in our auction. You'll be helping to continue the legacy of Alain and May White, Connecticut's greatest visionary land conservationists. Thank you! Happy Bidding!
Arctic Foxes of Iceland
Sample Edition By David Gibbon
Coppertist Brass Beetle Key Chain
and bottle opener!
Hand Painted Chestnut Nippon Bowl Set
Vintage circa 1940
Lopi Icelandic Wool Blanket
Mushroom Measuring Spoons
Pewter, Set of 4
Nordic Strength Wool Cape
Alrun Nordic Design
Petroglyphs Tufa Cast Bracelet
Silver with Orange Spiny Oyster Shell
Saltverk Luxury Gourmet Gift Box
From Iceland's West Fjords
White Buffalo Dancer Fetish Necklace
Woodland Rat Tray
An unusual piece of handmade pottery!