January 1 - Auction Photographs available

The Auction Committee has been working to present this year's All-Cambridge Auction and the list is now complete. The rolling slide show (above) is from the 2015 Auction. Larger photos and a link to individual shots can be found on our Auction Page. As you can see, there are some pretty fantastic pieces in this year's Auction, so plan to "come on down."

December 22 - 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.

December 20 - Auction Catalog and Photos coming soon ...

We will be posting photographs and the catalog for the upcoming All-Cambridge Auction when the Crystal Ball is mailed out to members at the end of this month. Stay tuned.

December 2 - Museum happenings (from Cindy Arent)

Members may recall that the Museum is "closed" until April 2015. Actually, the Museum opens up a number of times during Cambridge's "Dickens Victorian Christmas" celebration. Here is a report from Cindy Arent about the happenings at the Museum just over one weekend.

The open house on Saturday was wildly successful. Lindy, Sally, Betty, Sandi, Gary and I put nearly 200 visitors through the museum and it was a trolley day! The total for the day was just over $800. A lot of families home for the holidays came and many names of their relatives who worked at the Cambridge Glass Company were looked up and photographed. The children from one family were so excited they did their Christmas shopping for family members in the gift shop. Sister Sharon from St. Benedict's Church stayed for two hours and then sent the other nuns on Sunday. They love the museum.

Today we had three motorcoach groups. With admissions and sales, the total was $1024. We are all exhausted ... We have only one small group tomorrow, one on Thursday, three on Friday and one IMPORTANT one Saturday when we are open for business. Sunday is the Christmas Tea and Tour at the Colonel Taylor that we'll staff with volunteers and the museum is also open.

November 15 - Auction Committee hard at work

The glass for next year's Annual All-Cambridge Auction has all been delivered, and the committee is now hard at work to photograph each piece, and construct a catalog describing each item in the auction. Expect to see the listing (and some photos) in the January issue of the Crystal Ball, and also on this web site. The Auction is open to all collectors - you do not have to be an NCC member to participate. Stay tuned.

November 1 and 2 - Downton Abbey Etiquette

Advertisement Add a bit of Downton Abbey Etiquette to your life for the holidays! See the English Cumbria Crystal used on the formal dining table at Highclere Castle and hear tips about etiquette "upstairs" during formal events. Mrs. Patmore will describe how she manages the day to day workings of the "downstairs" kitchen help. Click on the photo for a larger image.

Master the art of setting both formal and informal tables for your holiday celebrations. Mr. Carson will be on hand to be sure the event runs smoothly! Saturday, November 1 at 1:30 pm and Sunday, November 2 at 11:30 am. Limited seating, so call 740-432-4245.

July 12 - TWO videos of the NCC Museum !

During the month of June, 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.