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August 15, 2018

RMSC Women’s Council presents annual Fantastic Findings Sale, featuring high-end collectibles and vintage items, Sept. 19–23

2018 sale is bigger than ever, with new items added daily!

ROCHESTER, NY—The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Women’s Council presents its annual Fantastic Findings New-to-You Sale. A large-scale sale, the annual Fantastic Findings fundraiser is held in the Eisenhart Auditorium and Cunningham House on the RMSC campus. The 2018 sale, filled with art, furniture, jewelry, antiques, and more, will take place on:

  • Preview Sale Wednesday, Sept 19, 5–8pm (admission $5)
  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 10am–7 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 21, 10am–7 pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 22, 9am–5 pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 23, 9am–2pm

Fantastic Findings is an annual, upscale, next-to-new sale organized by the RMSC Women's Council to support the RMSC’s mission of sparking curiosity in STEM. The sale specializes in antiques, artwork, and furniture, but organizers promise all kinds of treasures at outstanding prices, including china, elegant glass, silver, lamps, jewelry, linens, toys, doll house/fairy garden accessories, and collectibles. New items will be added daily.

The 2018 Fantastic Findings will also feature high-end items from the estate of antiques appraiser/dealer Louise Creatura, known for her keen eye for beauty and value. A portion of Mrs. Creatura’s vast collection—which includes furniture, doll buggies, china, silver, linen, art, toys, and cards and letters written in the 20s and 30s—will be available at Louise's Place, located in RMSC’s Cunningham House.

Event organizers accept donations throughout the year and work with Ellie Palmer Associates Estate Sales and Appraisals to stock the sale. Individuals wishing to donate to the Fantastic Findings sale may contact Joan Gaylord, 585.415.2941, to make arrangements.

Admission the Fantastic Findings Preview Sale on Wednesday, Sept 19 is $5; admission to the Fantastic Findings Sale on Thursday, Sept. 20–Sunday, Sept. 23 is free. On-site parking is available, and the RMSC is universally accessible. For details, visit RMSC.org/fantasticfindings.

The Women’s Council is a volunteer service organization that supports the RMSC with special events and fundraising activities. Founded in 1941, the council is dedicated to providing members with opportunities for educational growth and social interaction.

For high-resolution images and additional information, contact Mare Millow, Marketing Communications Manager, RMSC, 585.697.1944, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit RMSC.org/press-news.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past and present, including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit RMSC.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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