The all-Cambridge Auction to benefit the Museum was a resounding success. Here are comments from Bev Accord, co-chairman of the event:
When I first arrived at the Pritchard Laughlin Center to set up the auction, the room was filled with chairs to the point that it seemed way too crowded. I thought to myself, we will never fill this many chairs. Boy was I wrong! I wish I would have taken a photo of the group once everyone arrived! There were only a few open chairs. And as a matter of fact, I had heard (not sure where I heard it) about 20% of those at the auction were not Cambridge members. I know Cambridge got a few new members from the crowd.
The auction itself was a record breaker. There were many spectacular items. Four items sold above $1000 which certainly added excitement to the auction. The 2014 NCC Benefit auction realized $53,050 while the 2015 auction brought $57,041.50, making it the third highest total in the history of the Auction. This was truly an exciting auction.
Here are the complete 2015 auction results for your information.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 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.
TWO videos of the NCC Museum !
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.
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.