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Calling All Generous Hearts: Donate Auction Items for Our Silent Auction!

Updated: Mar 18

As we gear up for our annual fundraising event, Tom Brousseau and Friends,  we’re reaching out to the incredible Grand Forks community to help make this a night to remember. New this year, we are excited to be adding a silent auction to this year’s event to be able to raise additional funds. Even if you cannot attend the concert, you may still donate an item to the silent auction to contribute to the evening’s success!

Tom Brosseau and Friends – A Magical Evening

The Grand Forks Children’s Museum, in partnership with Tom Brosseau is producing a ragtime, bluegrass and folk musical program to benefit the capital campaign to build the Grand Forks Children’s Museum. The evening will highlight music from Tom Brousseau, Waddington Brothers, John Lardinois, Brent Voigt, Emily Walter, Mary Flower and the Grand Cities Children’s Choir as a celebration and benefit for the Children’s Museum in Grand Forks.

The event will be held at the Empire Arts Center and will showcase our new plans and renderings of the future museum. Terry Dullum will emcee the evening’s roster of performers with lots of good music and comedy from Tom Brosseau and Friends!

Buy Tickets Here

Tickets will go fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets today! Click here to purchase now.

Why Donate to Our Silent Auction?

  • Grand Forks Children’s Museum: With your help, the dream of the Grand Forks Children's Museum can become a reality. We are about halfway to our financial goal. With your help, we hope to break ground in 2025. Money raised through the concert and silent auction will go to support the capital campaign.

  • Empowering Creativity: Your contribution directly supports our mission to engage minds through play and provide a creative space that enriches lives through exploration. By donating auction items, you’re investing in the future scientists, engineers, artists, and dreamers who will shape our world.

  • Building Community: Our silent auction is a vibrant hub where local businesses, donors, families, and art enthusiasts come together. Your donation not only benefits our museum but also strengthens the bonds within our community.

  • Tax Deductible: As a registered 501c(3) nonprofit, your donation is tax-deductible. Plus, you’ll receive our heartfelt gratitude and recognition during the event.

How Can You Help?

1. Be a Donor Superstar!

Whether you’re a business owner, artist, or simply passionate about supporting the Grand Forks Children’s Museum, we invite you to donate to our silent auction.

Here are some ideas:

  • Unique Experiences: golf outing with a pro, cooking lessons from a chef, wine tasting with a connoisseur, sewing or quilting lessons, snowboard or ski lessons, or behind-the-scenes tours.

  • Specialty Items: Designer handbag, sporting equipment, favorite wine or specialty handcrafted jewelry.

  • Foodie’s Delights: Gift certificates to restaurants or specialty holiday dinner preparation by a local chef.

  • Desirable tickets: Tickets to local attractions, sporting events, concerts, theater, or behind-the-scenes tours.

  • Artistic Treasures: Original artwork, limited-edition prints, family photo shoot or handmade crafts.

  • Pamper Yourself: Spa packages, nail salons, wellness sessions, or private yoga session.

  • Stay-cation Vibes: Hotel stays, vacation rentals, or cozy bed-and-breakfast getaways.

2. Help Spread the Word!

Tell your friends, family, and colleagues about our silent auction. Encourage them to donate,  participate, bid, and support the Grand Forks Children’s Museum!

3. Connect with Us!

Reach out to our team at or call 701-317-2324. Let us know what you’d like to contribute, and we’ll guide you through the process.


Donations have begun…Join In!

Grateful to Kenny’s Music Shoppe for the very generous donation of two Taylor acoustic guitars! Calling all musical geniuses, here is your chance to own a Taylor!

Thank you as well to Britt Dalice, Adam Kemp and Hanna for donating original artwork of your creations to our fundraiser – thank you for believing in the Grand Forks Children’s Museum and supporting our mission.

We are so excited to have these initial donations, join the fun today and donate your item, special experience or talent today! Thank you!


 A Heartfelt Thank You!

Your generosity fuels our mission to build the Grand Forks Children’s Museum and will ultimately bring joy to countless young hearts and minds. Together, let’s create a brighter future for our community—one auction item at a time.


Save the Date: Tom Brosseau and Friends

See you there and Thank You!

By Sally Miskavige, Grand Forks Children's Museum Board Vice President



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