It's only a short time before the annual Convention is upon us. Motels in Cambridge are filling up fast (the Comfort Inn is already sold out). The theme of this year's festivities is "The Ladies of Cambridge" and there will be five seminars, covering the five Cambridge patterns named after ladies. A picnic, banquet, auction and glass show are more of the activities planned. Visit our Convention page for more details and be sure to make reservations soon at one of the Cambridge Area motels.March 27 - Annual Report for 2013 now available
In keeping with our policy of being open with all phases of our operation, NCC has published our 2013 Annual Report and 2013 Income Tax forms on our "About Us" page (near the bottom of the page). You may be interested in examining the finances of NCC, which appears to be excellent shape.March 21 - Cambridge Museum ready to open April 1
The museum has been cleaned, dusted and the displays have been changed out, all in anticipation of the April 1 opening for this year. The Sample Room will be highlighted by the Rose Point Lady introducing Rose Point and other Cambridge patterns. Visitors will be allowed into the Sample Room this year, and may purchase glass from the shelves, just like the times when the company was still in business.
The Dining Room is full of beautiful Cambridge amethyst items and coordinated decorative pieces from the collection of Lindy Thaxton.
The Member's Display area is very special this year. Mark Nye has donated his lifetime collection of Cambridge stemware to the Museum, and the collection is on display in the Member's Display area. Five cases of Cambridge stemware - what an impressive display, thanks to Mark.
You can see photos of all the new displays on our museum page, but we strongly urge you to come to the Museum to see these displays and all of the other incredible pieces of Cambridge glass. We guarantee you won't be disappointed.March 10 - Announcing new auction during Convention week
The annual Convention is coming up soon - June 25-28. This is a great time to meet with old friends, check out some fabulous glass (perhaps to add a piece or two to your collection) and get educated in one or more of the seminars. There's a picnic, a dinner and annual meeting and a banquet to end the proceedings. Of course, there is the Glass Dash on Saturday morning, too.
Convention attendees have another incentive to attend - we will be adding a summer auction. The event will be held on Thursday June 26th in the Theater at the Pritchard-Laughlin Center. There will be approximately 200 items up for bid. Details, and instructions for consigners are in this document.March 5 - Auction Results
The final count was $53,050. The total was a bit less than last year, but there were also fewer people attending the auction than there were last year (only 98 paid attendees). Most likely the unsettled weather kept away a few folks, but all in all, the auction was quite a success. The full set of results can be found on our Auction Pages.February 20 - Museum Update
Keep up to date on what's happening at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass on Facebook. Please "like" our new page and share it with your friends! The annual Museum cleaning has begun and we will be posting photos and updates. Also, the museum will be open auction weekend on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 from noon – 4:00 p.m. on both days. We hope to see you at the 2014 auction and the museum!The "Museum Forever" Raffle
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).