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SUDBURY – The Wayside Inn Foundation’s Summer Auction 2021 will run from Thursday, August 12 until Friday, August 20 at 9 p.m.

roceeds will support The Foundation’s “Rediscovering the Red Horse” effort to create a new center for education and research at the historic Gate House at The Wayside Inn®.

The new center will inspire new thinking about old history by encouraging opportunities for:

  • Program development for all ages — students, families, and adults
  • Improved access to the archives and streamlined collections management and care;
  • Active research; and
  • Dynamic engagement with history through renewed interpretation of The Wayside Inn’s historic assets.

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Legendary tales. Timeless history. Relevance Today!

‍The Foundation would like to express gratitude to our 2021 auction sponsors: Bridges by Epoch; Sudbury Bees, LLC; and Women of Wayland Podcast. Over 80 items are scheduled to be auctioned off. These include items and experiences from local businesses, organizations, artists, AND The Wayside Inn’s Trustees and Staff! (Items from The Wayside Inn’s collection will not be auctioned off.) “We are grateful for the support and to have the opportunity to work with some phenomenal people to pull the auction together,” said Nonprofit Director Sally Hild.

Online bidding will require participants to complete an easy registration with 32 Go to and follow instructions to set up an account and a unique bidder name.

The link to the Summer Auction 2021 will be posted on The Wayside Inn Foundation’s web site (

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.