Please join your fellow Washtenaw County Democrats next Thursday, July 18, from 5 to 8 pm at 910 Sunset Road, Ann Arbor, and take home your favorite collectible from Doug Kelley’s Democratic Archive, before the house and grounds are listed for sale next month.
We’ll have a final wine-and-cheese reception with Doug from 5 to 6 pm (free admission, please RSVP to Doug’s son Peter who is hosting). After that Doug will return to his new home at Glacier Hills, 1200 Earhart Road, #312, and his remaining political collection and home furnishings will go up for sale from 6-8 pm with the first $1,000 going to the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

We are following Doug’s wishes regarding his collection. Doug has been collecting political memorabilia for 75 years, since he was 15 and worked as a page at his first national political convention. As he directed, certain items from his collection have already gone to Monticello, the Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C., and the Clements and Bentley libraries at the University of Michigan. Thousands of his treasures remain and will be offered in this sale.

This private presale, next Thursday night, July 18, will be followed by a public estate sale from Friday through Sunday, July 19-21, at which you are also welcome. To inquire about specific items or categories, contact Aaron’s Estate Sales, 248-915-8888,

This will be your last chance to browse the collection, visit with Doug in his Democratic Archive, and take home your favorites to benefit Democratic activism here in Washtenaw County.

Please RSVP for the reception starting at 5 pm next Thursday, July 18, at 910 Sunset Road, so we can prepare accordingly:, cell 202-270-8831