During the months of November and December, the City of Cambridge celebrates the holidays with a Dickens theme - going back to the Victoria time of Charles Dickens and "A Christmas Carol." The volunteers at the NCC Museum get in the spirit and participate fully in the celebrations. Here is a clip from a Local Channel 2 video that features the NCC Museum of Cambridge Glass. (This video requires Shockwave Flash, which is a free add-on that you can obtain from the Adobe site.)
The Auction Committee is getting ready to receive the last of the items for the Annual Auction, and for the next month or two will be working to prepare a catalog and photograph all of the items for sale. Look for the auction listing and some photographs around the first of next year.
Meanwhile, The National Museum of Cambridge Glass will be open special holiday hours. The Museum will be decorated for the season and volunteers and staff will be dressed in Victorian attire. If you are looking for a special gift made in Cambridge, Ohio USA, visit the museum gift shop where you will find a variety of jewelry and Christmas decorations made from Cambridge Glass, as well as beautiful handmade pieces of Cambridge Glass.
General Admission $5: Seniors $4 and under 12 Free
Museum Hours: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
November - Saturday and Sunday beginning November 2
December - Saturday and Sunday through December 22
The Museum Holiday Open House will be Saturday, November 30th from Noon to 4:00 p.m. No admission will be charged during the open house.
Also: The National Museum of Cambridge Glass is pleased to announce the following events to coincide with the Dickens Victorian Village themed weekends:
Downton Abbey Weekend - November 2nd and 3rd
Abbey Etiquette - Featuring Downton Era elegant table setting and tips for impressing your friends and family with your knowledge of etiquette. There will be two sessions at Noon and 2:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. General Admission is $5 and AAA/Seniors $4. Children under 12 are free.
Downton Abbey Era Elegant Glass Sale - Featuring Handmade Cambridge Glass
Free Admission - Saturday, November 2nd from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 St.
Benedict's School Gymnasium - Corner of N. 7th and Steubenville Avenue in downtown Cambridge.
NCC has initiated the first "annual" raffle to support the Museum Endowment Fund. The idea is to raise a total of $100,000.00 over the next four years, to be placed in the Endowment Fund as a way to ensure the Museum may remain open for future generations. There will be a total of only 500 Raffle tickets sold, at $50.00 each (total: $25,000 for this year). The grand prize is a collection of some pretty spectacular Cambridge glass. The lucky winner will be drawn at next summer's Convention. Check out our Museum Forever page for more details and a link to a slide show which give an individual close-up of each piece (thanks to the Miami Valley Study Group and Dave Rankin for the photos).