REMINDER - Auction items due November 1

As the Committee prepares for next year's Annual All-Cambridge Auction, all lots must be delivered to Cambridge by the first weekend in November.

November 1 - Holiday Ornaments made from Cambridge glass

Holiday Ornament Holiday ornaments made from broken pieces of Cambridge Glass will be available at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass on November 1st! The color of the ornament at left is Crown Tuscan, and it was made from a broken candlestick. It even has perfect gold on the rim! Click on the thumbnail image to see a larger picture. There are many other ornaments in lots of colors and each comes with a gift box and a card of authenticity.

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.

September 1 - Information on the November Meeting

The November Quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday, November 1, upstairs at Theo’s Restaurant, 632 Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge, Ohio. The topic will be "BLUE" - well, that's the short version. All of Cambridge's blue colors will be discussed, and this promises to be a fun discussion. You can read more details about the meeting and print the registration form. The deadline for receiving reservations is Saturday, October 18, 2014.

August 1 - Preparing for next year's Auction

Seems like we just had the 2014 NCC Auction! Here it is once again time to submit your list of Cambridge Glass to the Auction Committee to be considered for inclusion in the annual NCC Benefit Auction for 2015. The auction will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015. Let's help make the 2015 version as exciting and successful as the 2014 auction. During the months of August and September the committee will accept lists of proposed lots to be considered for the auction. Check out our Auction pages for complete details and the deadlines that must be met.

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.

June 29 - Convention was a success

The NCC Convention for 2014 is history, and it ranks as a very successful one. The Museum Forever raffle netted the organization $13,000 and produced a very happy winner, Julie Davey, whose photo with the raffle glass appears on our Museum Forever page. The mini-auction was also a success, netting $3,000 for support of the Museum. There were a fantastic group of dealers from all over, offering not just Cambridge glass, but an array of beautiful items from many American glass companies. All who attended had a great time, and thanks go to Diane Gary for another job well done.

During the Annual Meeting on Thursday night, the Phyllis Smith Award given for outstanding service to the organization was presented to Mike Strebler. And Frank and Vicki Wollenhaupt were designated "Lifetime Members" by the Board of Directors. These three folks were truly deserving of this recognition. Congratulations to all.

April 22 - New eBay page for NCC - eBay's "Giving Works"

eBay has a program for non-profit organizations which allows the non-profit to get 100% of the selling price (i.e. there are no eBay or PayPal fees charged). NCC is now a participant in this program, and sales of books, etc., from our eBay store will all result in NCC receiving 100% of the money. We have a special page, NCC eBay Giving Works, which allows you to make a donation or even sell an item and designate some percentage of the sale to go to NCC. Thanks to Millie Loucks and Lisa Nielson for their efforts in making this happen.

April 1 - The Museum is open for visitors

Come one, come all. The Museum has been cleaned, all the glass has been dusted and new displays are available for your pleasure in the Dining Room, Sample Room and the Member's Display Area. The Member's Display Area in the museum features Cambridge stemware - five cases of stemware. This is from the lifetime collection of Mark Nye, who has donated the entire collection to the NCC Museum. This is a real eye-opening display. Be sure to make a visit to the Museum one of your priorities for this summer.

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.