BERLIN — The Berlin & Coos County Historical Society will hold its next barn sale on Saturday, June 22, at the historic Brown Company barns on the East Milan Road in Berlin. The barns are located about 1 mile north of the hospital and across from the state prison entrance. The sale will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine.
The public is asked to not bring items for donation to be sold at these sales on this day. The volunteers are too busy on the day of a sale to accommodate you properly. Instead, call Ray at (603) 915-1454 to find out when someone will be at the barns to receive these donations.
The featured items for this sale are glassware and linen. The back of the smaller barn is overflowing with candy dishes, decorative bowls, serving plates of every size and type, as well as tumblers and stemware. The front of the barn has blankets, quilts, comforters, tablecloths and more.
These specialty items are in addition to the usual departments: baskets, sports, toys, kitchenware, books, records, and CDs. The furniture department can be found on the lower level of the larger barn, including sewing machines, with and without cabinets. There is a large selection of picture frames, small and large, in both barns.
Proceeds from the sales go toward expenses to keep open the Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center and to preserve the barns. The museum, located at 119 High St. in Berlin, is open year-round, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Call (603) 752-4590, for an appointment or to arrange for a group to tour the museum. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
The next sale, the annual book sale, will be held on July 20.