Columbus Museum to auction bowls made from history

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Local artists are giving you a chance to own a piece of history from Columbus.

Artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop are selling bowls made from the Eagle and Phenix Dams.

The bowls are made of longleaf pine from the dams, and also contain traces of history such as original wooden nails.

Carmen Overton, the director of development for the Columbus Museum where the auction will take place, says the artists wanted to come up with a creative way to preserve the dam.

"The bowls that were made from the Eagle and Phenix Dam are being auctioned as a fundraiser for the museum and most of the bowls are a part of a silent auction, so anyone who is interested can come by the Columbus Museum during museum hours and make a bid," Overton said.

A portion of the bowls will be selected for a live auction, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m.

You can view the bowls and make silent bids on-site during regular museum hours until Thursday.

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