The NCC holds a Convention every year over the fourth weekend in June. Don't make the mistake that our venue once did and assume that it is the last weekend. It is definitely the fourth weekend.
Most of the Convention activities are held at the following location:
Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center
7033 Glenn Highway
but there are a few other locations as well, shown on the map of the Cambridge area.
This year our Convention Chairperson will again be Diane Gary, who did a great job in 2013 and 2014.
Convention Dates: June 25 – June 27, 2015
The Convention will be only three days long this year, and there will be no "mini-auction."
Convention Pre-Registration Form
We encourage everyone who plans to attend the Convention to print out and submit the
Registration Form, which provides our
Chairperson the information needed to make final
plans for meals, etc. This year, the form allows you to key in the information before you print it out (if your browser won't let you fill it out, just print it and fill it out manually. Calculate the total due, write out the check (payable to National Cambridge Collectors, Inc.) and mail both check and registration form to:
- National Cambridge Collectors, Inc.
- Convention Registration
- PO Box 416
- Cambridge, Ohio 43725-0416
Messages from the Convention Chairperson
EBONY AND IVORY
By Diane Gary
Do the words of the old pop song "Ebony and Ivory" swirl around in your head? Do you wish for the old glorious days of 1982 when the song was made popular by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder? Do you think they were referring to Cambridge Glass or do the lyrics have some deeper meaning? Come to Cambridge Convention this June and remember the good old days of our youth!
The National Cambridge Collectors Club Convention will be held this year from June 25th thru June 27th at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, and we are planning a fun week-end for all. For those attendees who will be in Cambridge on Wednesday evening, member Bobbie Henderson will be having an open house at her new home from 6 pm — 9 pm. There is limited street parking in that area, so there will be shuttle busses from the Pritchard Laughlin parking lot to Bobbie's home.
The convention opens on Thursday afternoon with an optional tour of the Mosser Glass factory. They have changed their production area, added a new show room and are anxious for the NCC members to view their space and see some glass demonstrations. All that is necessary for you to do is to indicate on the registration form that you would like to see the factory. We simply need a head count of attendees.
The official opening session of the convention is the Thursday evening buffet dinner followed by the program on "Ebony and Ivory" presented by Les Hansen. This should be very educational and stimulating, and remind you of the fact that you might like to add some of these two colors to your ever growing collection of Cambridge Glass.
Friday morning is museum time. There will be an open-house at the museum from 9 am - ll am. This will be a time to see the rearranged collection, and socialize with old friends over coffee and pastries at "Coffee with Cambridge". The "First Timers" will also be meeting at the museum at this time, so this will be a good chance to meet those who are attending convention for the first time.
The glass show opens at 1:00 pm so you can shop till your heart's content all Friday afternoon till the cocktail hour at 5 PM This will be followed by the banquet, and Bring and Brag and Glass ID program, and the annual awards presentation.
Saturday opens with the Glass Dash at St. Benedict's Gymnasium. The "early bird" session is from 7:00 thru 8:30 AM with a $10.00 admission fee. General Admission runs from 8:30 thru 11:00 and costs $4.00 per person admission. This, again, will be an excellent opportunity to look for and purchase those items missing from your glass collection. After the Glass Dash closes at 11:00 AM, the glass show opens again at the Pritchard Laughlin Center (11:00 AM) and continues until 4:30 PM
We will continue with an educational program at 12:00 on "perfumes" by Marti DeGraaf. Marti and her husband, Toby Mack, are the authors of a new book on "Perfumes", and she is an expert on this subject. This will give Cambridge members a chance to preview this new book as well as meet with the authors.
The evening will wrap up with a celebratory picnic at the Georgetown winery.
As we have done in the past, we are asking participants to prepare a centerpiece for one of the dining tables for the Friday evening banquet following the convention theme. If you Wish to participate, please contact Jeannie Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Gary at email@example.com and let us know. An all-black and white dining room should be spectacular.
We have tried to build in shopping time at the shops in Cambridge as well as time for a visit to the museum. We hope you can come to Cambridge to enjoy the fun, participate in the shopping and other activities, and in general, have a great time visiting with old friends, making new acquaintances and reminiscing about all of the great times you have had at previous conventions.
The complete Schedule of Events provides you with a schedule and locations, so be sure to print it out and bring it with you.
The Glass Show and sale opens at 1:00 PM on Friday and runs until 5:00 PM As usual, the Glass Dash opens at 7:00 AM on Saturday morning at St. Benedict's Auditorium for early birds (Admission $10). Regular Admission ($4) for those entering after 8:30 AM. The Glass Dash closes at 11:00 AM, and the Glass Show and Sale resumes on Saturday at 11:00 AM and closes at 4:00 PM We hope to see you there!
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.
Lodging Information and Special Convention Rates
Here is a list of Cambridge area motels and B&B's with phone numbers. Some of them will have special rates for the Convention. You need to call the properties directly and ask for the "Cambridge Glass Convention Rate."