NEXT FRIDAY! Fundraiser Auction at Sycamore Shoals

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area Seeks to Enhance Visitor’s Experience through Fundraiser Auction 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area invites you to our November Auction & Fundraiser being held on Friday, November 13th at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm so you may view the items to be auctioned.  

We hope you will support this event which is dedicated to raising funds to support improvements to and care of our Interpretive Exhibits and Museum which opened in June of 2013.  Since its opening, the Sycamore Shoals Exhibits have become a showcase for our community and continue to attract new visitors who travel here to experience our history. If you have not been by to check out this wonderful new addition to your State Park, we encourage you to do so!

This event will raise funds to improve the already outstanding museum to make the experiences of our visitors even more enjoyable. Additions to the museum will include enhancement of our lifelike three dimensional exhibits, display cases to showcase important and fragile artifacts, additional text panels to accompany the artifacts, and new ways to make the museum more interactive for our visitors.

Some of the items that will be included in the auction include, a beautiful hand pieced Quilt made by the Sycamore Stitchers, an autographed picture of Eli Chad Bogart and Johnnie Pilk in front of Sycamore Stitchers Quilt donation, holding autographed NCIS script and Eli Manning PhotoManning holding the Super Bowl trophy, an autographed picture of Butch Jones, Autographed script and photos from the hit television show NCIS, a large Snap-on Cooler designed as a tool chest, an 18th Century Cherokee Trade necklace made from beads that are over 150 years old, a handcrafted knife and display stand from local primitive artisan Bob Estep, a rafting trip for two with Wahoo’s Adventures, A painting of the Carter Mansion by local artist David Cramer, 216 sq. feet of western cedar laminate flooring, and numerous gift cards from area Flint Knapped Knife by Bob Esteprestaurants. Also, tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium, Barter Theater and The Tavern, Grandfather Mountain, and the Gray Fossil Site!




There will also be select items from the Sabine Hill house restoration for bid. Along with the public auction there will be many smaller items in a Silent Auction as well. Mark your calendars now for this fun and entertaining event Shutters from restored Sabine Hill home - Jennifer Bauerdedicated to enhancing the Interpretive Exhibits at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area!



We would like to thank our supporters and encourage you to join the list! 

The Sycamore Stitchers,  Burgie Drug Store, Felty-Roland Florist, the Watauga Valley Art League, John Sevier-Sarah Hawkins Chapter DAR, Charlie Long III of Allstate Insurance Company, Indian Mountain State Park, Artist Kay Braswell,  Eli Manning, Gary Stevens, Butch Jones, East Tennessee Nursery Association, Citizens Bank, Larry Proffitt, Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan, Snap-On Tools, Bob Estep, Ripley’s Aquarium, John Parrish, Grandfather Mountain, Meredith Valley Cabins, Red Lobster, Hampton Inn, Gray Fossil Site, Wahoo’s Adventures, Primo’s, Jim Bishop, Carolyn Buckles, David Cramer and Winchester Flooring


For questions, additional information, or to contribute an item or service to the auction, please contact Johnnie Pilk or Chad Bogart at 423-543-5808.




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