Penn Brad Oil Museum Opens with Art Auction

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An art auction and reception will highlight the seasonal opening of the Penn Brad Oil Museum. The event will begin with a preview of the artwork from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the 901 South Avenue, Bradford, Pennsylvania campus of the Museum. The art auction will start at 4:00 p.m. and continue to 6:30 p.m. with works from many local artists.

The art director for the event is noted local artist and distinguished art educator, Samilla Sosic. The format will be individual silent auctions with minimum reserve prices. Select items will be auctioned off in live auctions conducted throughout the day. A wine and cheese reception will feature wine from local wineries. In addition to the artwork silent auctions, there will be bidding for chain saw carvings and select oilfield memorabilia, including an original Yellow Dog. Tickets will be available for a valuable door prize. The event admission is free and there will be valet parking to assist you.

The April 2nd event will also mark the seasonal opening for visitors to tour the exhibits. Museum hours are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Museum will again welcome bus and school group tours. Prior arrangement may be made by calling the Museum at 814 362-1955 or visiting the Museum web site http://pennbradoilmuseum.org/season-opening/

Improvements made to the Museum during the winter hiatus include a new theater which will allow visitors to view the welcome orientation movie. The theater will also be a venue for historical and oil related films. Made possible by a generous donation from Northwest Savings Bank and a grant from the Lumber Heritage Region, the theater will enhance the visitor’s appreciation of the local oil heritage.

Penn Brad Oil Museum is a Blue Star Museum and welcomes current service men and women and their families to tour the museum free of charge.