National Graniteware Society Announces Upcoming Annual Convention National Graniteware Society
2006 Annual Convention
Meet fellow graniteware lovers from all over the USA! Auctions and Room Sales featuring Graniteware.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Graniteware utensils started being produced by two German immigrants, the Niedringhaus brothers, Frederick and William. The brothers got the idea during an earlier visit to Germany where William found a store displaying utensils coated with a white material. William bought the method and came back to St. Louis where on April 10, 1857,the first piece of graniteware was produced. They began producing the kitchen utensils, at first by hand and later by machines. It was coated with ground granite, thus the name graniteware.
What: Highly collectible and unusual pieces of antique American and European granite ware (enamel ware) will be the focus of the 2006 National Graniteware Society’s Annual Convention. A great variety of swirled colors, solid colors, American Gray, American Gray with Pewter trim, and cross collectible granite ware will once again be on display and for sale at the National Graniteware Society Annual Convention.
When: The NGS Convention takes place from July 28th through July 29th, 2006. Help celebrate The National Graniteware Society’s 20th year with year’s theme “Happy Birthday NGS”. The event promises a great venue for all attendees at the Miamisburg Holidome. Many convention goers elect to attend from July 26th through the 30th to take full advantage of the Pre-Convention Auction on Thursday, July 27th along with robust antiquing in the surrounding areas.
How: Membership is required to attend convention. Membership and registration information can be found at www.graniteware.org. Reservations for rooms may still be made by contacting the Miamisburg Holidome at: (937) 434-8030.
Additional Information: Available information through Board Members of the National Graniteware Society at: www.graniteware.org