2017 Convention - June 21-24

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We fondly say goodbye to the 2017 National Cambridge Collector's Annual Convention. Our theme for 2017 was ANIMAL HOUSE and the Convention was held from Wednesday June 21st until Saturday night June 24th.

There were outstanding glass animal displays of not only Cambridge Glass, but many other depression-era glass makers. Also, there was an exciting custom tour for NCC members of the Columbus Zoo's The Wilds, located just 21 miles from the National Museum of Cambridge Glass. The tour was led by our very own NCC Board Member Sharon Miller. For more information, check out this article from the April Crystal Ball in PDF form).

Ever search the internet for information on Cambridge Glass? It's a jungle out there! To help you navigate this treacherous land, we offered a Digital Safari led by our Miami Valley Study Group. They showed how to best drill down to find the information you need and want. For more info, see this article from the March 2017 Crystal Ball.


Most events were held either at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass or the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center. It is located at:
Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center
7033 Glenn Highway
Cambridge, OH 43725

Just pop that address in your GPS or follow the directions in the section below on directions.

Directions to Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center

The directions to the Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center are quite simple. To get there, take exit 176 off I-70, follow the road to where it comes to a "T" with US 40, turn right for about a quarter of a mile. The Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center will be on your left. Here is a basic map to the Civic Center.

Area Hotels

Once again, the Comfort Inn and Sleep Inn offered NCC a special Glass Rate of $79/night for a King room or Two Queen Room. You can book directly online (identify yourself as being with Cambridge Glass) by following these links:
Comfort Inn
Sleep Inn
For the list of other area hotels, just click here. We also understand that the Hampton Inn also has a new Cambridge Glass rate. Make sure to ask for it.

Photos from Convention 2017

Here are a few photos from the Convention. Click on any of the small photos to see a larger picture. Then use your browser's "BACK" button to return to this page.

Animal Display in the Lobby
Thanks to Wendy & Dave Loss
First in line
Lynn, Ginny and Mark Cartee
(first in line for the Glass Show)
Wilds crowd
Part of The Wilds tour group
Rick Jones
Rick Jones - Convention Chairman
(outfitted for Safari)
Two of Rick's friends from the Wilds
Another of Rick's friends (BIG friend)