Museum Tour Details

CONVENTION SCHEDULE

All Cancellations for the 2019 National Convention must be made by May 17, 2019.

Wednesday JUNE 26, 2019

  • 8:00-4:00 Board of Directors Meeting at the Tavern, Storrowton Village, ESE

THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2019

  • 8:00-4:00 Board of Directors Meeting at the Tavern, Storrowton Village, ESE
  • 9:00-4:00 Exhibit set up
  • 9:00-12:00 Willard House & Clock Museum Tour Grafton, MA Conducted by Robert Cheney (Executive Director) $5.00 pp
  • 9:00-5:00 WWT Show/Mart
  • 1:00-5:00 American Clock & Watch Museum (ACWM) Tour Bristol, CT $5.00 pp
  • 3:30-5:30 Preregistration Packet Pickup only (no onsite registration)
  • 4:00-5:00 Presentation Greg & Cathy Gorton: An American experience living and studying clock and furniture repair at West Dean College, UK
  • 5:30 Welcome Reception Buffet (fee on Registration form) and Cash Bar (You must be pre-registered for this)
  • 6:30 Keynote Speaker Robert Cheney: The Early Clockmakers of Boston and surrounding areas
  • FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2019

    • 8:00 Pre Registration Packet pick up for attendees at the Joint Meeting
    • 8:30-10:00 Joint Chapter Meeting Chapter Relations and Membership Committees (All Welcome)
    • 8:30-4:00 WWT Show/Mart
    • 9:00-4:00 Craft Contest drop off and Set up
    • 9:00-4:00 Exhibit Set up
    • 9:00-2:00 Accepting Auction items
    • 9:00-12:00 Old Sturbridge Village Tour Sturbridge, MA conducted y Peter Nunes $19.00 pp
    • 10:00-4:00 Pre-Registration Packet Pick up and On-Site Registration
    • 10:00 Presentation Andy Dervan: Development of Clock making & Production in New England
    • 11:00 Presentation Tom McIntyre: The history of the Waltham Watch Company
    • 12:00 Dealer & Vendor set up 9 Tables or more (maximum of two members registered on all 9 + Tables)
    • 1:00 Dealer set up with 4 to 8 Tables or more (maximum of two members on all 4 to 8 tables)
    • 2:00-4:30 Table holders with 1 to 3 tables set up. & Early Bird Starts
    • 2:00-3:00 Library Committee Meeting (William Ward) Small Conference Room
    • 3:00-4:30 Cog Counters Presentation Pat Hagans (Program to be announced)
    • 4:00-5:00 Live Auction viewing and cash bar with concession open until 6:15
    • 4:00 Cash Bar opens at the bar and the Cafe will be serving food items until 6:15
    • 5:00 Live Auction
    • 7:00-8:00 Donor Reception (Invitation Only) at the Tavern, Storrowton Village, ESE
    • SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019

      • 7:30-8:30 Annual Meeting. Free Continental breakfast. Everyone Welcome!
      • 8:00 Registration On-Site and Pre Registration
      • 8:30-4:30 Mart room for Table holders opens
      • 9:00-4:30 Mart opens and closes at 4:30
      • 9:00-4:30 Craft Contest Viewing until 4:30. Judging is 12 Noon. Winners announced at banquet on Saturday
      • 9:00-4:30 Exhibit Viewing (Walking Tour to be announced)
      • 10:00-11:15 AHS Presentation Jim Cipra AHS (Program to be announced)
      • 11:30-1:00 Old Timers & Fellows Chapter 22 Luncheon (Tavern- Storrowton Village, ESE)
      • 1:00 Presentation Tom Grimshaw: The Exhibit Artifacts
      • 1:30-2:45 Presentation British Horology Chapter 159 Maker James Cox who made some of the most exceptional automation clocks including many that are in the Forbidden City collection in China, Topkapi Palace, etc.
      • 2:45-3:45 Presentation 400 Day Clocks Chapter 168 John Hubby: (Program to be announced)
      • 4:00-5:30Presentation Tower & Street Clock Chapter 134 Phillip D. Avanzia: Tower Clovks and Their Challenging Repairs
      • 6:15-7:45 Cash Bar – Banquet Social Hour (The Carriage House- Storrowton Village, ESE)
      • 7:15- 9:30 Entertainment – Convention Banquet – Awards (The Carriage House- Storrowton Village, ESE)

      SUNDAY JUNE 30, 2019

      • 8:30 Registration opens Table holders can go in Mart Room
      • 8:30 Mart Open for Table Holders.
      • 9:00 Mart Opens
      • 9:30 Presentation Auctioneer Daniel Horan: Auction Market Trends in Clocks and Watches
      • 9:30 Presentation Nick Butt: The History of the Chelsea Clock Company and current operations
      • 12:30 Cash Drawings for Table holders fully set up (no packed boxes)
      • 2:00 Mart Room Closes and Security Ends.
 

If you would like to rent show cases or a safe for the duration of the convention, please contact Isaac Hannosh or Mark Laino (show director) at www.wwtshows.com or call Mark at 215-429-9407.