Pieces of history are up for grabs.
The Chapel Hill Museum began selling its contents Saturday to help cover the last costs related to its closing, which the museum’s Executive Board of Trustees announced in June. The sale will continue next Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We’ve been teetering for several years,” said the museum’s treasurer Stephen Rich. “We want to dispose of everything we still own to retire what little debts we still have left.”
Items considered by the staff to be artifacts, like pieces from the James Taylor exhibit, will be available at a sale in September.
Basic memorabilia like envelopes and shelves are for sale, but some exhibits are also available, like the “Walk Down Franklin Street” exhibit. Three of its panels will still be seen by the public in Top of the Hill’s new Great Room.