The National Auctioneers Museum is the only museum in the country specifically devoted to all aspects of auctioneering.
Formerly known as the Hall of History, the National Auctioneers Museum officially opened in 1988, but has been collecting Auctioneering memorabilia since 1982. The museum, located in the National Auctioneers Association headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, has auction material spanning from the early 1800′s to the present.
The National Auctioneers Museum has a broad spectrum of Auctioneering artifacts from diverse gavels and other tools of the trade, to advertising items, to beautiful bronze sculptures.
The museum has an extensive archive with hundreds of photographs, a vast variety of handbills and other advertisements, documents, video and audio recordings, books, manuscripts, publications, and complete sets of the “Auctioneer” magazine. Another important segment of the archives is the National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary scrapbooks from 1951 to the present.
Hall of Fame
Each year since 1961, selected members of the National Auctioneers Association have been recognized and appreciated for their outstanding contributions to the profession of Auctioneering and to the NAA. These “Hall of Fame Award” recipients are represented in the museum with a plaque with their likeness and name. To date, over 100 auctioneers have been awarded with this honor. To view the list of Hall of Fame inductees click here.
The artifact collection and archives are available for research by appointment.
The National Auctioneers Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed on major holidays. It may be possible to arrange a special off-hour tour with advanced notice. There is no charge to visit the museum.
We need your help to expand our collection. The National Auctioneers Museum receives donations from auctioneers and the general public. Donated items include photographs, sale bills and brochures, gavels and canes, and other items related to auctions and auctioneering. Please contact the museum if you have an item that you feel could help tell the story of Auctioneering in the United States.