The Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan, Ontario, will kick off a two-week online auction fundraiser that will feature many local craftspeople and businesses beginning Wednesday, July 7. The auction is an initiative to promote local shopping and support the museum through a single event.

The Pioneer Museum has not been able to host its normal events over the past year and a half due to COVID-19, and although the museum is finally open, there are still some restrictions. Artisans, businesses, and other craftspeople have also been affected by not being able to market their products like they normally would. The auction will allow the museum to generate some much-needed funds, and give donors an opportunity to have their creations or services displayed.

The online auction will open for bidding at noon on Wednesday, July 7, at which time people will be able to place their bids on a variety of items, including painting, woodworking, ironwork, textiles and jewelry. There are also various services that will be available including golf, massage therapy, knife sharpening and a photography shoot.

The auction will close at noon on Wednesday, July 21. The winning bidders will immediately be contacted with details on when they can pick up their goods from the museum, or alternatively, arrange for shipment.

“The museum is looking forward to displaying all of these amazing items and services to the public,” said a statement from the Pioneer Museum. “We hope you are able to find that perfect product for you while supporting local businesses and the museum.”

For more information and to find the auction: go to or call the museum at 613-527-5230.