Cambridge Glass Collectors Convention - June 23-27, 2010 The National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. has scheduled the 2010 Convention to be held at the Pritchard-Laughlin Center in Cambridge, Ohio. The Convention is open to both members and non-members.
News-Antique.com - May 06,2010 - The National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. is a group dedicated to the preservation of and education about the glass produced by the Cambridge Glass Company of Cambridge, Ohio. Each year, the NCC holds a Convention in Cambridge, where the members (and non-members are invited, too) get together for Seminars, displays a Glass Show & Sale, and other related activities.
The NCC supports a world-class National Museum of Cambridge Glass which is also located in downtown Cambridge, Ohio. During the Convention, the Museum is open to everyone, and all are encouraged to pay a visit to this beautiful facility.
During the Convention, there are many activities to consider. On Wednesday evening, there is a picnic held at the Colonel Taylor Mansion, a local Bed & Breakfast facility. There is a Banquet on Friday evening, and a Buffet supper on Saturday evening after the Glass Show closes. Usually, there are carpools on Thursday that take convention-goers to local museums or other attractions.
There are seminars scheduled for each day, covering topics related to Cambridge glass. For first time attendees, there is a special session to introduce you to the Convention and at the meals, "old-timers" are seated at each table to make sure that "first-timers" don't feel left out. The NCC is a friendly organization and wants everyone who comes to have a positive experience.
The "Bring and Brag" session on Friday night is always a highlight of the Convention. Attendees bring their latest "finds" and our emcee, Lynn Welker, provides both glass identification and lively commentary on each piece. Everyone looks forward to attending this session.
Finally, there is the Glass Show & Sale, along with an early morning "Glass Dash," both of which feature glass for sale (mostly Cambridge, but definitely not limited to Cambridge). Since this is the Convention, you can be sure that the dealers bring their top-of-the-line merchandise to Cambridge and you have a good chance to purchase a rare or spectacular piece for your collection.
If you are a collector of Cambridge glass, or just a lover of good American-made glass in general, the NCC Convention is a fun-filled and educational way to spend some of your vacation time. We hope to see you there this year.