Mark your calendars
for the 2019


Wallace Nutting Collectors Club
Annual Convention

Thursday, October 3rd
Friday, October 4th

Hilton Garden Inn
Saratoga Springs, NY

(see more information below)

Plan to attend the Fall 2019 Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY
...a beautiful area and historic resort destination
which offers something for everyone

The discounted room rate is $149/night + tax (1 king or 2 double beds)

Use either the hotel's on-line portal or call:

If anyone wants to make it a long weekend in Saratoga and stay over on Saturday night as well, the hotel has generously added 5 rooms for Sat. to our block at the $149+tax rate. Their usual weekend night price point is $229-$259, so this is a great deal. If interested, reserve as soon as possible since there are only these few Saturday spots open.



As you'll note, we've had to alter the dates to a slightly revised time frame in order to receive more reasonable overnight/meeting room rates. Instead of our usual Friday through Saturday night, we're moving it to a Thursday through Friday night span. Hopefully this will still be a fit for you!



Speaker presentations; arrangements for Friday afternoon [tour(s), etc] ; and Friday night's club dinner to be announced.



Highlights from the 2018 Convention

This year's convention was held on a beautiful fall weekend at the Radisson Hotel in Corning, NY. It was another great event where members embraced and enjoyed a newly revised schedule with the much-expanded Markeplace being held both Friday evening and Saturday morning. There was lots of buying and selling activity, and always the camaraderie when friends gather at these yearly occasions. We were treated to some excellent Presentations, and also had the opportunity to view the Jan Liberatore collection of Wallace Nutting rarieties. Jan took the time to describe each item and provide background information as available, and it was amazing! Many of us had lunch on Seneca Lake followed by a scenic boat tour, and there was also the Corning Fall Festival adjacent to the hotel, which happened to coincide with our weekend as well. The day was then capped off by our annual and always-fun Club Dinner.


Friday & Saturday's Buy/Sell/Trade Marketplace
Saturday morning's Presentations

the Jan Liberatore "Traveling Museum"

Collection of many one-of-a-kind Wallace Nutting Pieces & Other Rarities

Saturday Afternoon's Lunch followed by Boat Cruise on Seneca Lake & Dinner




Highlights from the 2017 Convention

This year's convention was held back at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ft Washington, PA. It was a great weekend where members enjoyed two days of Wallace Nutting events and camaraderie, beginning with Friday's Auction and Hospitality Suite. Saturday began with the Buy/Sell/Trade set-up followed by the Business Meeting; Presentations; and Show & Tell. Saturday afternoon found us in Doylestown for lunch and tours at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. The day was then capped off by our annual and always-fun Club Dinner, followed by a final get-together in the Hospitality Suite.


Member group shot following Saturday's annual club dinner

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(click images for enlargements)

Friday's Set-up; Radio Show; and Auction


Saturday's Convention begins with the WN Marketplace...Buy/Sell/Trade

Scott Jones

(L.-R.) Sharon & Kenny Lacasse;
Mike Ivankovich; and Jan Liberatore

Greg & Rebecca Gettle

Ralph Smith; Mike Gridley; John Winters
(with Scott Jones' daughter)

Joyce Fishback

Joe Duggan & Lance Fromme

Greg Gettle

Sharon Eckert
(Patty Erickson in background)

(L.-R.) Scott Jones; Carol Clark-Avrick;
Patty Erickson; Mike Gridley
Saturday morning's Presentations

President, Jan Liberatore

Jan shares very rare catalog
owned by Ernest John Donnelly

(L.-R.) Scott Jones; Mike Ivankovich;
Sue Ivankovich

Scott Jones presents "Identifying Significant Western Hand-Colored Photography"

Examples of various Western Hand-Colored Photographs & Photographers

Video presentation of Gertie Brown (former WN studio colorist), shown with George Monro

Mike Ivankovich...present and past!

Sue Ivankovich provides overview
of afternoon lunch & tours in Doylestown
Saturday afternoon in Doylestown with lunch followed by
tours of the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

great group lunch in downtown Doylestown!


Mercer Museum

Kenny Lacasse; Jim & Sharon Eckert

Brenda Gridley

(L.-R.) Jan Liberatore, Joren Fishback; Kyle Kohberger; Gary Leonard

Diane Thompson-Naylor

Fonthill Castle

Joyce Fishback

Sharon Lacasse & Jan Liberatore


Highlights from the 2016 Fall Conference

We held a very special 3-day event from Sept. 22-24 in conjunction with the Webb House's 100th Anniversary Wallace Nutting exhibition in Wethersfield, CT. Unique Webb House tours were offered, as well as Friday's Wallace Nutting Auction, and capped off with Saturday's Conference where members offered WN items for sale, presentations were made, and historic Nutting books displayed. We enjoyed seeing our Member friends, and also meeting new people interested in Wallace Nutting and sharing knowledge!

Thursday's Webb House Tour and Presentation
Friday's Auction
Saturday's Conference

Highlights from the 2016 Convention

This year's convention was held back at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ft Washington, PA. It was a great weekend where members enjoyed two days of Wallace Nutting events and camaraderie, beginning with Friday's Auction and Hospitality Suite. Saturday began with the Buy/Sell/Trade set-up followed by the Business Meeting; Presentations; and Show & Tell. Saturday afternoon included a bus tour to various sites in Bucks County where Nutting took photographs. The day was then capped off by our annual and always-fun Club Dinner, followed by a final get-together in the Hospitality Suite.


Member group shot following the annual club dinner


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Wallace Nutting Collectors Club Board of Directors
(click most images for enlargement)


President, Jan Liberatore




Vice President, Sharon Lacasse
(with husband, Kenny)

Treasurer, Jim Eckert
(with wife, Sharon)


Secretary, Joyce Fishback
(with husband, Joren)

Trustee, Ron Leavesley

(with daughter, Ann)


Trustee, Mike Pellegrino
(with wife, Barb)

Trustee, Sue Ivankovich
(with husband, Mike)


Saturday's Convention begins with the WN Marketplace...Buy/Sell/Trade

New members, Joe & Brenda Prettyman

Kenny & Sharon Lacasse (L. & R.)
with new member Charles Lyle (C.)

Bob & Gladys Masoner

Howard & June Freeman

Joe Duggan

Brenda & Mike Gridley

Rick Naylor
& Tieler Niedzwiecki

Scott Jones & Mike Ivankovich

Linda & Dan Palmer, & Joren Fishback

John Winters; Gladys & Bob Masoner

Joan & John Larue with Sharon Lacasse

Joe Duggan & Bruce Brookoff

Mike Ivankovich; Stephen King;
and Joren Fishback

Jan Liberatore & Charles Lyle

Susan Ambrose & Bob Masoner

Rebecca Carlson & Sharon Lacasse

Kenny Lacasse; Joren Fishback; Greta Crilley;
and Pat Pinkney

Sharon Eckert & John Winters

Harold Walker

Scott Jones; Joe Duggan; and Bruce Brookoff

Barb & Mike Pellegrino; and Scott Jones
Other random Saturday morning photos where members gather to browse and catch up
Saturday morning's Presentations

Jan Liberatore, President

Mike Pellegrino discussed who the people
were in certain David Davidson pictures

Barb Pellegrino assisting in the presentation

"Show and Tell" - Mike's rare find

"Show and Tell" - another of Mike's rarities

Charles Lyle informs members of the
Wallace Nutting exhibit at the Webb House
from July - October

Jim Eckert and Bob Masoner present
"Wallace Nutting's Lancaster County"


Gladys Masoner (r.) reads an excerpt
for the presentation

Sue Ivankovich gives an overview
in preparation for the bus tour

Saturday afternoon bus tour of "Wallace Nutting in Bucks County"

Mercer Museum

James Michener Museum - site for former Bucks County Prison where WN photographed


Phillips Mill Inn


Phillips Mill Inn

Buckingham Friends Meeting House

Buckingham Friends Meeting House

Peddlers Village for lunch & shopping
Saturday evening annual Club dinner

 


Wallace Nutting Collectors Club Convention
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Things to do on Saturday afternoon
Take a narrated 1-hour sightseeing boat tour on Seneca lake. Location/timing TBD.

  • Tour the nearby wineries of the Finger Lakes.

  • Of special interest too are Montour Falls, Aunt Sarah's Falls, and Watkins Glen Gorge.

  • You can stand in the same spots that Wallace Nutting stood to take pictures that are shown in New York Beautiful and were also marketed as hand-colored photographs.

  • Locate where Charles Sawyer took quite a few popular photos in the Finger Lakes Region including pictures in Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, and Ithaca just to name a few.

  • W. J. Harris had an office in nearby Penn Yan, NY on Keuka Lake and did many real photo postcards and hand-colored photographs of the Finger Lakes Region
Within walking distance to the hotel there are many restaurants and shops, including the renowned Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
Meet for lunch in Watkins Glen (at the southern end of Seneca Lake).
Take a narrated 1-hour sightseeing boat tour on Seneca lake. Location/timing TBD.
 
 
Things to do on Saturday afternoon
at the Corning Convention
Within walking distance to the hotel there are many restaurants and shops, including the renowned Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
Meet for lunch in Watkins Glen (at the southern end of Seneca Lake). Location/timing TBD.
Take a narrated 1-hour sightseeing boat tour on Seneca lake. Location/timing TBD.
Tour the nearby wineries of the Finger Lakes.
Of special interest too are Montour Falls, Aunt Sarah's Falls, and Watkins Glen Gorge
You can stand in the same spots that Wallace Nutting stood to take pictures that are shown in New York Beautiful and were also marketed as hand-colored photographs.
Locate where Charles Sawyer took quite a few popular photos in the Finger Lakes Region including pictures in Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, and Ithaca just to name a few.
W. J. Harris had an office in nearby Penn Yan, NY on Keuka Lake and did many real photo postcards and hand-colored photographs of the Finger Lakes Region



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