November/December - Preparations ...

The months of November and December represent a lull in the outward activities of the Museum and the NCC in general. But behind the scenes, there is plenty of activity. The Museum staff is preparing for participation in the City of Cambridge's annual Dickens Festival, and generally preparing for the Christmas open house. Meanwhile, the Auction Committee is feverishly working on cataloging and photographing the items for next year's Annual All-Cambridge Auction. Look for a catalog and photos in your January Crystal Ball and on this web site.

October 21 - Fall Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar and send your registration form now to attend the Fall Membership Meeting & Educational Program which will be held on Saturday, October 21, upstairs at Theo’s Restaurant, 632 Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge, Ohio, and just a few blocks from the NCC Museum. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 PM followed by a buffet dinner at 6:15 PM. If you have glass approved for the Auction, bring it with you to the meeting. Deadline for registration is October 7.

The focus of this Educational Program will be to explore the Fall Palette of colors marketed by the Cambridge Glass Company during its production history. The colors and treatments will include: Amber, Madeira, Mocha, Golden Showers, Goldenrod, Gold Krystol, Topaz, and Mandarin Gold.

2017 Convention - AWESOME !

The 2017 Convention is now history - and history-making. The showroom at the Pritchard-Laughlin Center in Cambridge, Ohio, was filled to capacity with dealers exhibiting perhaps the finest selection of glassware ever seen at our Convention. The crowd was enthusiastic, perhaps influenced to stay late on Friday due to a rather severe downpour, which did NOT dampen the enthusiasm in the room.

We have posted a few pictures from the Convention, and we invite members to send more photos to the webmaster. Be sure to identify what the photo is about and identify any individuals in the shot.

The trip to "The Wilds" was a delightful addition for those who participated. Our Board member and Secretary Sharon Miller acted as tour guide, entertaining the group and educating them about the large variety of endangered species being cared for at the "Wilds" facility.

The theme of the Convention, "Animal House" was apparent in the lobby area where there were beautiful displays of not only Cambridge Animals but those by other manufacturers as well. An impressive display of his "dolphin" candlesticks were later enhanced by a seminar presented by Zak McCamey. And the keynote on "Cambridge Animals" was delivered by Board member Lynn Welker.

NCC Honors

After Thursday night's presentation on Cambridge Animals by Lynn Welker, President David Ray surprised Lynn by informing him that the Board had voted the day before to name him a lifetime member. This is the highest honor bestowed by National Cambridge Collectors, reflecting a body of achievement and volunteer service.

On Friday, Jane Filippini received the 2017 Phyllis Smith Award for outstanding, unsung efforts in behalf of NCC. Jane has been, among many things, part of the Glass Show team (coordinating Show Hosts), writes all donation acknowledgment letters and, with husband Ken, creates and mails all Annual Fund packages.

President David Ray was honored Saturday night as he concluded seven consecutive years as President of NCC. David did not seek re-election for family reasons. The Board elected Rick Jones to succeed David.

Comfort Inn extends rate offer for 2017

The Comfort Inn in Cambridge has extended their special rate for "Cambridge Glass Collectors" of $79/night for another year. The same offer is available at the Sleep Inn (located next to the Comfort Inn and owned by the same company). The offer is good any time of the year 2017. We wish to thank the management of these hotels for this offer. Here is a list of motels in the Cambridge area, with current rates.

Membership renewal on-line

Thanks to everyone who renewed promptly upon receipt of the Annual Fund mailing in April. If you have overlooked your renewal, you should be receiving a reminder letter in the mail soon. You can use the "Make a Donation Giving Works" link at left to make your Annual Fund donation online, saving you time and avoids writing and mailing a check. Clicking on the link will direct you to the Paypal Giving Works page where you privately enter the payment information and the amount of your donation. NCC receives 100% of your contribution as a donation without the overhead expense of credit card processing.

New Book on Rose Point - 2nd Edition

Last year's Convention featured a new book on Cambridge's most popular etching: Rose Point. The spiral-bound book is the product of multiple years of meticulous work by member Gary Turner, who has been Rose Point book collecting Rose Point for years. The second edition contains additional photographs of items not shown in the first printing. The book is available from NCC for $29.99 plus $5 shipping, and you can purchase it on eBay.

Notice the 'Giving Works' logo at left

This logo takes you to an eBay site where you can make a donation to the National Museum of Cambridge Glass using PayPal. We'll leave it there, just above the link to the eBay store where we sell publications and memberships via eBay.

TWO videos of the NCC Museum !

During the month of June 2015, the museum hosted crews from two different television stations. The first visit was from "New Day Cleveland" - a show from FOX 8 Cleveland that travels around the state of Ohio and features interesting places. They have given us permission to include the portion that features our museum.

The second visit was from Cable 2 and the crew of their "Talk of the Town" show. Again, they visited the Museum and gave us permission to include the portion that features the NCC Museum.

NCC wishes to thank both Fox 8 Cleveland and Cable 2 for the visit and the videos. You need to wait until the video loads (30-40 seconds) and you may have to adjust the sound. Both videos really showcase our Museum.