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Benefit Auction

In the interest of public health, the Montshire’s annual benefit auction, originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, was cancelled.
We are now offering an Online Auction!

Explore, Bid, Fund a Need on the Online Auction: September 2-22, 2020.

You are invited to participate and bid on food, wine, art, and opportunities for regional travel. Open an account with the Online Auction!

Fund a Need, and your donation will be matched up to $10,000!

A special thanks to our Auction Steering Committee.

Laura Larrick, Auction Co-chair

Julie Thom, Auction Co-chair

Cara Albert, Acquisitions

Ali Ashare, At-large

Tracey Evans, Catering

Jessica Grant, Displays and Marketing

Jen Hutchins, Sponsorships

Pippa Lilienthal, Sponsorships

Marisa Lorenzo, Acquisitions

Jenna McLaughlin, Acquisitions

Amalia Myers, Catering

Melissa Roth, At-large

Em Shipman, Décor

Sara Vargo, Décor

View photos from the 2019 Fiddlehead Fling, All the Wild Wonders.

All proceeds, in honor of the Montshire Benefit Auction, will support the Resilience and Recovery Fund. The Montshire Museum of Science brings the joy of learning and discovery to thousands of visitors and families each year.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Items

Thank you to the donors who made commitments of items and services to our 2020 auction!

Amanda Ann Palmer


Amy Fortier

BEFit Physical Therapy

Bibens Ace Hardware

Billy Pontious


Blue Sparrow Kitchen

Blood’s Seafood and Catering

Blue Sky Restaurant Group

Bob Dallis


Bruce Murray Pottery

Cannondale Bicycles

Cape Air

Carol and Larry Gage

Carpenter & Main Restaurant

Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Chew & Co. Design


Cinny Bensen

Circus Smirkus

Conic Scenic Railway

Copeland Furniture

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Cowbell Mobile Bell Bike Shop

Dan & Whit’s General Store

Dartmouth College Athletic Department

Dartmouth College Conferences and Special Events

David Finley and Jennifer Stableford

Deanna Meadow Photography

DeLeon Day Spa

Drummond Cycles

Duke’s Art & Frame Shop

Dustin Growick

Dwight and Marieke Sperry

Edson Hill Manor

Elizabeth Mayor

Elizabeth Young Studio

Emily Anderson

Fable Farm Fermentory

Fairlee Marine

Farm-Way, Inc.

Foley Hoag LLP

Fore-U Golf Center

Four Aces Diner


Golf & Ski Warehouse

Great River Outfitters

Grossman & Ripps PLLC

Hopkins Center for the Arts

Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Vermont


James Murray

Jane LeMasurier

Jeremy DeSilva

Jarett Berke

Laura Larrick

Lemon Tree Gifts

Linda Rusch

Lynn Wiley

Jay Peak Resort

Jeanne Carbonetti

Jennifer Rickards and Jona Roberts

Jenny and Stan Williams

J.K. Adams Company

Juel Modern Apothecary

Junction Frame Shop

Kate Emlen

Kathy Swift

Kingdom Trails Association

Kristine and Patrick McDevitt

Lake Sunapee Cruises

Lareau Farm Inn

Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery

Lucky’s Coffee Garage

Mad River Glen

Main Street Kitchens

Maple Street Catering

Mark and Pippa Lilienthal

Martha McDaniel and Stephen Plume

Matt Brown


Meg Shultz

Mighty Yoga

Morano Gelato

Morton Trails

Murphy’s on the Green

New London Barn Playhouse

New London Inn & Coach House Restaurant

North Coast Angler

Northern Stage

Norwich Farm Cremery

Norwich Knits

Norwich Wine & Spirits

Omer & Bob’s Sportshop

Oliva Janna

Outdoor Programs, Dartmouth College

Peter and Carolyn Mertz

Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs

Peyton Place

Rachel Gross

Red Kite Candy

Reverie Flowers


River Valley Club

River Valley Dexter

River View Farm

Robert Dixon

Roots School LLC

Salt Hill Pub

Sandie Anderson

Savage Hart Farm

Scout Hair Design

Sharon Comeau

SILO Distillery

Spruce Peak Golf

Stave Puzzles, Inc.

Stephanie Reininger

Still North Books & Bar

Stoneledge Stables

Stowe Cider

Strafford Organic Creamery

Stream and Brook Fly Fishing

Strong House Spa

Sunniva Dutcher

Sunrise Farm

Sweetland Farm

Systems Plus Computers

Teal Parker Photography

Thai Orchid

Tim Caldwell

The Alchemist

The Detail Shop

The Hanover League of NH Craftsmen

The Inn at Round Barn Farm

The Juggler Man

The Norwich Bookstore

The Norwich Inn

The Quechee Club

The Richards Group

The Skinny Pancake

The Spa at Spruce Peak

The Woodstock Inn & Resort

The Yoga Barn

Three Tomatoes Trattoria

Toby Bartles

Topnotch Resort

Trail Break

Twin State House Keeping

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio

Umpleby’s Bakery and Cafe


Upper Valley Nighthawks Baseball

Upper Valley Yoga

Valley Flower Company


Vermont Creamery

Vermont Farms Catering

Vermont Massage Therapy

Von Bargen’s Jewelry

White River Inn & Suites

Wolf Tree Hospitality

37 Central Clothiers

Tax Deductibility

Items donated to the Benefit Auction are tax-deductible according to the tax basis (not the fair market value). In general, if the total charitable deduction claimed for non-cash property exceeds $500, the taxpayer must file IRS Form 8283. For property valued at more than $5,000, a written appraisal may be required.

For items and services purchased at the Benefit Auction, any amount paid that exceeds the fair market value may be tax-deductible. Reservation fees and raffle entries are not tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more details or advice.

Item Donations

If you would like to donate an item to the 2020 auction, please call 802-649-2200 ext. 249 or email

Visit our Auction Items page

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Raffle

2020 Raffle Item: SOLD OUT- The Raffle winner was contacted on May 10, 2020.

Courtesy of Von Bargen’s Jewelry, these beautiful inside out diamond hoops–designed and created by Mark Patterson–are 18-karat yellow gold, measuring approximately 1” x 5/8”. The diamonds together weigh 0.90 karats. Value: $4450.

Only 125 raffle entries will be sold.2020 Auction Raffle Item

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Fund a Need

Fund a Need is a special component of the auction that allows you to make a donation in support of a specific community need. This year all proceeds will go directly to the Resilience and Recovery Fund.

Click here to make a fully tax-deductible donation to the Resilience and Recovery Fund.

Your generous donation will help the Montshire Museum of Science weather the Covid-19 economic and health crisis.

Thank you!