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December 28, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GOT TIME ON YOUR HANDS – AND WILLING TO SHARE IT?

COLUMBIA, PA:  The NAWCC is seeking items on loan for two special 2012 exhibits at the Museum: Enlisting Time and Time Out!

“Time Out!” will examine the important role that time has played in sport, from the earliest Olympiads to modern time. The exhibit, opening in April, will present unique items from the Museum collection as well as items on loan from other museums and individuals.  “We’re using the term ‘sport’ broadly for this exhibit,” explains Poirier “and are interested in items that are used to time almost any competitive endeavor. One of our goals is always to make the exhibits relevant and place the timekeeping story in context. The inclusion of non-timekeeping items is essential to that effort,” says Poirier. “One thing we’d love to have is a scoreboard we could exhibit either in the Museum rotunda or in the exhibit itself!”

The exhibit Enlisting Time, opening in August, will explore the relationship between armed service personnel and time and timekeeping through the exhibition of the personal timepieces of military men and women through history. The Museum recognizes the significant sacrifice on the part of each and every soldier, giving their time, lending us their courage, and in some cases sharing the ultimate gift – their life. Their personal timepieces and other mementos will tell the individual stories of these soldiers, sailors, and marines.

Museum Director Noel Poirier is asking Association members, family, or friends who still have the timepieces they carried while in the service to consider including their timepiece and story in the exhibit. The Museum is particularly interested in timepieces worn by service members from the 20th and 21st centuries. “We feel that this is a

great chance to tell two important stories,” says Poirier. “One is the development of the timekeeping device used by military personnel and the second is the stories of the service personnel. By combining the two, and with help from those we know, we believe that the Museum will be presenting a compelling exhibit that will succeed on both fronts.”

NAWCC members who want to provide objects for these exhibits may contact the Museum Director by January 31 by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (717) 684-8261 x236. “We really hope to be able to include as many members’ timepieces as possible with these two unique exhibits,” Poirier states.

 

 


 

November 17, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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SANTA SETS HIS WATCH AT TIME MUSEUM

COLUMBIA, PA:  No one needs to watch his time more that Santa does!  With the days ticking down to that big night of traveling to all the homes he must visit, Santa knows the importance of time. There’s no better place to synchronize his watch than at the center of time - the National Watch and Clock Museum.

After he arrives at the Museum on Saturday, December 10, and sets his magical watch, children may visit with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to noon and share with him their holiday wishes. Parents are welcomed to take pictures and enjoy yuletide music and punch and cookies around the Christmas tree.

The Museum’s Family Timepiece Workshop will also be held during Santa’s visit. Registered participants will create a holiday theme clock using a compact disc as the dial. Cost is $10 for each person making a clock, and admission to the Museum is included with the workshop fee.  Anyone bringing an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots may participate in the workshop for just $5! Pre-registration is required by contacting the Education Department at 717-684-8261 ext. 237.

 


 

October 4, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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WINE & CHIMES

COLUMBIA, PA:  Sip on some wine and check out the chimes!  With the overwhelming success of last year, the National Watch and Clock Museum, Library & Research Center is holding its third annual wine-tasting event, “Wine & Chimes,” on Friday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Eight area wineries/suppliers, including Reid Orchard Winery, Tamanend Winery, Twin Brook Winery, Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate, Waltz Winery, Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery, Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, and Steve’s Home Brew Supplies will offer samples of their finest wines.  And what’s wine without something tasty to go with it?!  These ten local restaurants and food shops will provide an array of delicious food to complement the wine: Loxley’s, Symposium, Bully’s, Dishes by Diane Catering/The Flying Dish Cafe, Flinchbaugh Orchards, Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, Golden Stories, Café Chocolate, Flour Child, and Town Clock Cheese Shoppe. For the designated drivers in attendance or those just looking for an alternative, Turkey Hill also will be providing plenty of nonalcoholic drinks.

Amy Ash and The Volcanoes will set the mood for the evening. The four-piece band will rock the Museum with their unique sound as they play a blend of rock, R & B, adult alternative, and soul. Amy enjoys bringing new life to old favorites.  Her love of sharing her heart through song has allowed her to be free and flexible in the choices she makes: singing for the love of music … and it shows in every song.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet with artist Randall Cleaver, the creator of the Museum’s newest special exhibit, Found Time, a collection of 30 very unusual timepieces using discarded items to create one-of-a-kind time-telling works of art. Randall Cleaver was inspired as a child to make his own toys or adapt existing toys with the raw materials that his father brought home from an auction, flea market, or junk pile. As a sculpture student it was a natural thing to scour salvage yards and rubbish piles for art supplies instead of buying new. His mindset of reuse and adapt existing parts still plays a major role in his clocks today.

With his ceaseless creativity and a huge dose of humor, he has created the Flying Toaster Time, Talltail Time, A Pig in the Polk, Space Time, Waffle Time, and over 25 other timepieces. The Tank Time clock, created with an iron water tank, a speaker horn, bar stools, an outdoor light case, an aluminum baking sheet, and drip coffee pot parts, is a perfect example of the use of found objects in Cleaver’s work!

In addition to the evening’s activities, media sponsors 101 The Rose and 92.7 WKZF Classic Rock will provide some additional music and offer fun giveaways throughout the evening.

Wine & Chimes is an event exclusively for those 21 and over. A limited number of tickets are available.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of, and $15 for designated drivers. Ticket price also includes a commemorative wine glass and Museum admission. To order tickets or for more information, visit www.nawccstore.org or call 717-684-8261, ext. 211.

 


October 4, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

COLUMBIA, PA:  What happens after the National Watch and Clock Museum locks its doors each night?  Does the mouse run up the clock, does the grandfather clock begin to talk, or does time really fly?

It’s easy to take the watches and clocks in your home or office for granted.  With a quick glance, there’s the time telling you whether it’s time to head to work, get lunch, pick up the kids, or go to bed. 

The Museum, located in Columbia, is truly the center of time and is home to close to 12,000 watches and clocks. Why not bring your family and go on an exploration of time?! After a stroll through the Museum’s time tunnel, you will find yourself transported to the time of Stonehenge and water clocks, where timekeeping first got its start. From there, you begin your journey through time where thousands of years later (or an hour and a half in museum time) your family will stand speechless before the Mars Clock wondering, “Where did the time go?”

The Family Overnight is a unique opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to spend the night at the Museum and enjoy activities including decorating a clock to take home, munching on a snack, and exploring the many Museum’s exhibits. November 4 is the next sleepover. Cost is $20 for children and $12 for adults, with payment due prior to the sleepover.  The adult chaperone must be at least 21 years old and is required for every five children participating.

Admission includes:
•    Scavenger hunt activity through the Museum
•    Museum exploration
•    Make-a-clock program for children
•    Snack and light breakfast
•    Souvenir patch for children

Register by October 28 for the Family Overnight by calling 717-684-8261, ext. 237 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a space and receive an information packet.  Space in this program is limited to 80 participants.

 

 


October 4, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A SPECIAL INVITATION TO HOMESCHOOLERS

COLUMBIA, PA: The National Watch and Clock Museum has declared Tuesday, November 8, Homeschool Day. Families who homeschool are especially invited to spend time at the Museum and participate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following crafts and activities:

•    Make a clock from a CD (really works) to take home
•    Go on a scavenger hunt through the Museum exhibits
•    Discover how one person’s trash can be another person’s junk
•    Learn how clocks are used in toys

 

Registration for the Homeschool Day is required; cost per student is $10 with no charge for one accompanying adult. For each additional adult attending there is a $6 charge with no charge for children under 6 years of age.  Please contact the Education Department at 717-684-8261, ext. 237 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to register or for more information.

 


 

September 22, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?

COLUMBIA, PA:  The National Watch and Clock Museum always knows with over 12,000 watches and clocks! But with all that time on its hands, the Museum is ready to welcome a special person to come to the center of time to share his or her expertise in the Museum’s wristwatch collection.
The National Watch and Clock Museum has identified “the collection and preservation of wristwatches” as a principal goal for the continued success of the Museum. Expertise in the history, manufacture, and presentation of wristwatches and a close examination of the wristwatches that are already a part of the Museum collection are required. 
Gallet Watch Company has generously agreed to support the Museum by funding an annual three-month-long Guest Curator of Watches.  The individual selected for this competitive position will perform the following:

• Study, evaluate, and photograph the Museum’s existing wristwatch collection.
• Enhance the Museum’s collection records for wristwatches, ensuring accuracy and clear descriptions.
• Recommend to the Museum Curator and Museum Director vintage and modern wristwatches for acquisition.
• Recommend to the Museum Curator and Museum Director possible small-scale exhibits on specific aspects of wristwatch history and technology.
• Write articles on the Museum’s wristwatch collection for the NAWCC Bulletin, WatchDig.org, and outside publications.

“The history of timekeeping is the story of mankind’s evolution in the areas of art, science, and technology.  Reducing the size of timekeeping instruments to fit on a person’s wrist is a fascinating and important chapter.  We at Gallet are honored to assist with the telling of this amazing story, “explains Gallet’s Managing Director David Laurence.

The Gallet Watch Guest Curator for Wristwatches position will be posted on various wristwatch message boards, museum employment websites, and the NAWCC website in late summer and fall of 2011. The candidate will receive a $5,000 stipend (generously provided by Gallet Watch Group) for the three-month period in 2012 to assist with living expenses.

 

 

 


August 23, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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ONE-DAY MINI MART IN EARLY SEPTEMBER!

COLUMBIA, PA:  The Five State Collectors Chapter 80 is holding a One-Day Mini Mart on Saturday, September 10, and is inviting everyone to bring any watches and clocks to buy, sell, and trade! The Mart will be held at Chapter member Herb Wallace’s business located at 1929 Highway 194 in Plainview, Texas, which is 1.3 miles west of I-27 (Exit 50).

The following is the schedule for the day:
9:00 a.m.                Unload and open mart room
                                 Silent Auction
10:00 a.m.                Educational Program
12:00 p.m.               Catered Meal (brisket and trimmings)
2:00 p.m.                 Drawing for door prizes

Preregistration is required by September 2. Costs include $5 for preregistration, $12 for the mart table, and $12 for the catered meal. Preregistration with name, NAWCC #, address, phone number and check payable to Five State Collectors #80 should be mailed to Herb Wallace at 2512 Holliday Dr., Plainview, TX 79072-1614. For questions and additional information Wallace may be reached at 806-293-3538 or on his cell at 806-292-4402, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Anyone attending is welcome to bring either a hospitality item or a door prize to contribute to the event.

Suggested accommodations in Plainview include the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 1-877-863-4780 or 806-296-9900 and the Best Western Conestoga 806-293-9454.

 

 


 

August 5, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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ONE PERSON’S JUNK IS ANOTHER PERSON’S CLOCK

COLUMBIA, PA:  There’s beauty to be found in what others consider to be throwaway items – and a special exhibit at the National Watch and Clock Museum embodies just that. Found Time is an exhibit of 30 unusual timepieces made by artist Randall Cleaver, who uses discarded items to create not just a timepiece but also a unique conversation piece!

Randall Cleaver was inspired as a child to make his own toys or adapt existing toys with the raw materials that his father brought home from an auction, flea market, or junk pile. As a sculpture student it was a natural thing to scour salvage yards and rubbish piles for art supplies instead of buying new. His mindset of reuse and adapt existing parts still plays a major role in his clocks today. With the BFA in sculpture he received from Penn State in 1981, he continued his career in 2007 as he completed the clock repair program at the Columbia, PA School of Horology operated by National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

“Creating with found objects started as an inexpensive way to obtain materials, but soon the objects themselves became a source of inspiration.  I try to give the viewer the sense that the parts were manufactured to form the object, in order that the various parts transcend what they were,” explains Cleaver.

With his ceaseless creativity and a huge dose of humor, he has created the Flying Toaster Time, Talltail Time, A Pig in the Polk, Space Time, Waffle Time, and over 25 other timepieces. The Tank Time clock, created with an iron water tank, a speaker horn, bar stools, an outdoor light case, an aluminum baking sheet, and drip coffee pot parts, is a perfect example of the use of found objects in Cleaver’s work!

“This exhibit is one of the most fun exhibits that we’ve ever presented.  I can guarantee that our visitors have never seen anything like Randall’s work and we are honored to be able to present his unique take on time and timekeeping,” shares Museum Director, Noel Poirier.

 


July 25, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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MUSEUM HOSTING STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

COLUMBIA, PA:  A new generation of alternative horologists is donning waistcoats and Prince Albert chains, sporting Victorian-era fob watches, studying and recreating intricate clockwork mechanisms, and reimagining the golden age of mechanical horology in a whole new way. What has spawned this recent wave of interest in antique clocks and watches?  A new shared artistic trend called Steampunk, a subgenre of science fiction, alternative history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

The National Watch and Clock Museum is recognizing and celebrating this trend with a Steampunk Horologia Festival on September 16 and 17. The Timeworks Ball opens the festival Friday night from 7 to 11 p.m. for those passionate about Steampunk to come in costume and enjoy Victorian music with dance instructions and demonstrations by Mixed Pickles, a vintage dance company from Philadelphia. The highlight of the evening for many will be performances by New World Gypsy Tribal Bellydance from Reading.  Experienced Renaissance performer, director, and founder, Iszabella L’Janan, enjoys using veils, canes, fans, daggers, veil fans, and a variety of swords as she shares her love for dance with her audiences.

The festival continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities for the entire family including:

• A tour of the Museum exhibits to explore clock and watchmaking throughout history

• "How a Watch Works” workshop

• "How a Clock Works" workshop

• Exhibit tour of special exhibit Found Time by artist, Randall Cleaver

Mr. Arm traveling curiosity show

• The monumental Engle Clock in operation and the story of its travel across the country

• Steampunk CD Clock workshop (extra charge)

• Tea and Coffee shop (extra charge)               

Steampunk enthusiast George Harris enthusiastically shares, “Just having the opportunity to surround oneself with some of the finest clockwork creations of the industrial age—glittering brass wheels and elaborate cog machine works, fine-tuned to the highest precision—that alone is worth the price of admission. Steampunk Horologia is a truly fantastic window between our mundane world and an antique inner landscape populated by the incredible mechanical creations of the greatest mechanical inventors of an age. It is LITERALLY a passage through the intricate works of time... a tour of the mechanically fantastic.”

Vendors, including Another World Jewelry Design, will also be at the festival on Saturday to show and share their work.   Artist Amanda Squire states, “Jewelry making is my craft because it is an art that doesn’t require a gallery, or perfect lighting, or a crowd to stand in awe of it.  The only thing jewelry requires to tell its story is the person to wear it.”  Space is still available for other vendors on Saturday.

“The Museum felt that combining our mission to educate the public on the art, history, and science of time and timekeeping was a natural fit for those interested in Steampunk culture. There is an appreciation for the mechanics of timekeeping and how to incorporate that into everyday life in Steampunk that really fits with what we try to do everyday,” explains Museum Director Noel Poirier.

Tickets for Friday’s Timeworks Ball are $15; Saturday’s activities are $10 for adults and $6 for children.  A combo ticket that includes both days’ activities is value priced at $20. With a cash bar available throughout Friday night, those who attend must be 21 years or older. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.museumoftime.org or call 717-684-8261, ext 237.

 

 


July 14, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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CESARO HONORED FOR HIS TIME AT THE WATCH & CLOCK MUSEUM

COLUMBIA, PA:  Do you have extra time on your hands? The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors is honored to have over 50 volunteers who have faithfully given over 6,700 hours of service during the past year.  

Manheim Township resident, Jules Cesaro, was recently presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award for his many years of dedicated service to the National Watch and Clock Museum’s Library and Research Center.  Since retiring as a school administrator in the New York City area, Cesaro became extremely interested in the Museum and has frequently brought out-of-town friends and relatives to experience “all the time in the world”. Always fascinated with history, he has seen volunteering at the Museum as the perfect place to spend some of his free time. 

Cesaro’s interest in cataloging magazines and periodicals was quickly put to use in the Library and Research Center where he has volunteered close to 24 hours a month for the last few years. “Casaro is a dedicated and enthusiastic worker who displays the meticulousness of an accountant in all that he does.  He is fascinated by all the “ins and outs” of horology and is just so much fun to be around!” shares Museum Librarian and Archivist Nancy Dyer.

Volunteers are integral to the National Watch & Clock Museum. These dedicated individuals provide much of the manpower needed for daily operations, programs, special projects, and events.  From event planning to education aides to exhibit construction, to archival research, volunteers get involved at various levels that fit the individuals’ time and commitment availability. If you’re interested in volunteering, please call the volunteer coordinator at (717) 684-8261, ext. 237 to request an application. The application is also available on the Museum’s website at www.museumoftime.org.

 

 


July 13, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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JAMES BOND STILL ON TIME AT WATCH & CLOCK MUSEUM

COLUMBIA, PA:  Time does stand still — sometimes.  “Bond Watches, James Bond Watches,” a first-ever exhibit of all known 007-affiliated wristwatch brands that opened at the National Watch & Clock Museum on June 18, 2010, was scheduled to end its successful run on April 30, 2011.

Instead, three historic timekeepers have been held over to form the basis of a new display. This time, they’re out on the primary museum area.

Appropriately titled, “Ian Fleming’s Own James Bond Watch,” the centerpiece for this attraction is, in fact, the personal Rolex model 1016 Explorer worn by author Ian Fleming as he wrote his latter James Bond thrillers.  According to Fleming’s surviving stepdaughter, Fionn Morgan, it was the only Rolex he’d ever owned, and it was his basis for the Bond watches he described in the 1963 novel, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Having lived in the same house with him since the time of his marriage to her mother, who’d know better than she would?

Completing this sampling of James Bond watches is an Omega model 2907.50.91 “Casino Royale” limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean watch, in presentation box and related accompaniments, is included in recognition of actor Daniel Craig’s premier appearance as Agent 007.  A Seiko WLK005, G757-5020 fills out the trio — reflecting both compelling use of “time as ultimate adversary” in the original writing of Ian Fleming, so nicely captured in the Eon Productions film, Octopussy (1983), and the notable intersection between 007 timekeepers and the game-changing quartz revolution.

“Response to our initial ‘Bond Watches’ exhibit was very impressive,” notes Noel Poirier, Director of the National Watch & Clock Museum Director Noel Poirier.  “It really was, and is, an ideal ‘story’ for engaging visitors and researchers in an overview of the last half-century of technology, culture, and marketing influences on the watches we wear.  That’s the mission of this museum, of course, something we uniquely do, in 3- and even 4-dimensions.”

Dell Deaton, author-creator of JamesBondWatches.com, remains as guest curator for the “Ian Fleming’s Own James Bond Watch” display.

“Somewhere around the halfway-point of the ‘Bond Watches’ schedule, we all felt that some sort of a presence had to be extended through 2011 and into 2012,” Deaton explained.  “An exciting new James Bond novel had been commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications, to be written by best-selling author Jeffery Deaver.  Publication schedules called for a UK release by Hodder & Stoughton in late-May, and here in the US through Simon & Schuster in mid-June.  Then Eon Productions would begin filming ‘Bond 23,’ with Daniel Craig again reprising his role as James Bond, targeting a November 2012 release.

“So I approached Fionn Morgan about extending the loan of her stepfather’s watch.  She’s been an unwavering supporter of its display and examination, as well has being someone I consider a good personal friend.  Without hesitation, she agreed to have the Fleming-Bond Rolex stay here into 2013.  That says a lot about her respect for James Bond fans, her care for the Ian Fleming legacy.”

Dell Deaton (http://www.jamesbondwatchesblog.com) is a member of both the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors and American Marketing Association, and an internationally recognized expert on Ian Fleming and James Bond horology.

Special thanks to Lewis Jewelers (http://www.lewisjewelers.com/jewelry/omega.html) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for its support in displaying the Omega “Casino Royale” limited wristwatch.  Additional thanks go out to Seiko UK, London (http://www.seiko.co.uk/), and its former Technical Support Manager (retired), Mark Mills, FBHI, for preparation of the pseudo-analogue model shown.

Mr Deaton and the Museum further express their greatest appreciation to Fionn Morgan and the Ian Fleming family, without which the literary 007 Rolex 1016 Explorer model wristwatch would not be here.

 

 


June 16, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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OVERTON NAMED BOARD CHAIR

COLUMBIA, PA:  Ruth Overton, from Carthage, MO, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Overton has been a member of the NAWCC since 1973 and has served many leadership roles in the Association, receiving numerous awards for her service, including the Fellow Award (1999) and the Silver Star Fellow Award (2008). Overton has additionally served on the NAWCC Bylaws and Procedures Committee, and has been a member of the NAWCC Board of Directors since 2009.

Overton was active with the NAWCC from 1973 through 1985 in the Dallas, TX area, serving as president of Southwestern Chapter 15 as well as holding several other offices in that chapter before moving to Missouri. While still in Texas, she served as convention coordinator for the NAWCC National Convention in San Antonio, TX, (1978); co-mart chair at the Oklahoma City NAWCC National Convention (2004); and was general chair of the NAWCC National Convention in Springfield, MO (2008). She has chaired various committees and served as general chair of several regional NAWCC events, serving as chair of finance, registration, banquet, and publicity for the MKOA Regional held in Carthage, MO, in 1997, 2001, and 2004. In addition she has been honored by the NAWCC as a Silver Recruiter.

With a background in accounting, she was controller and corporate secretary for a large watchmakers and jewelers supply company for 17 years, headquartered in Dallas, TX, with branches in Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Atlanta. Overton and her husband, Hugh have owned Southwest Clock Supply, Inc. since 1977.

 

 


June 8, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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CLOCKWORK TOY WORKSHOP

COLUMBIA, PA: Look around you—on your desk, in your office, your grandchild’s playroom, perhaps even in the parking meter you placed a quarter in this morning—and you will find a device with a clockwork mechanism.  The National Watch & Clock Museum recently opened an exhibit of the clockwork mechanism, a device that has greatly influenced the operation of everyday items.

 In conjunction with the National Watch and Clock Museum’s newest exhibit, Clockworks!, children are invited to the Clockwork Toy Workshop for Kids where they can create their own mechanical automata cardboard toy and decorate their very own music box. Families may choose from four different dates: July 19, July 21, August 2, or August 4.  On Tuesdays the workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays.  The cost is $15 per child and $12 per child for two or more children from the same household. Registration is required by calling 717-684-8261, ext 237 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

“I think that most people don’t realize the impact that the invention of the clockwork mechanism has had on their daily lives. The everyday items that many of us are familiar with often incorporated a clockwork mechanism to make them more useful and in some cases, like toys, more fun. We feel it is important for our visitors to understand just how prevalent the technology was, and still is, throughout society,” states Museum Director Noel Poirier.

 

 


June 7, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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GOT TIME ON YOUR HANDS – AND WILLING TO SHARE IT?

COLUMBIA, PA:  The National Watch & Clock Museum is seeking involvement from the local community for two special exhibits slated to run in 2012 at the Museum. "Enlisting Time" and "Time Out!" will explore the development of timekeeping in two very unique and engaging ways.

"Enlisting Time" will explore the relationship between armed service personnel and time and timekeeping through the exhibition of the personal timepieces of fighting men and women through history. The Museum recognizes the significant sacrifice on the part of each and every soldier, giving their time, lending us their courage, and in some cases sharing the ultimate gift -- their life. The exhibit will tell the individual stories of these soldiers, sailors, and marines through the presentation of their personal timepieces and other mementos. The Museum is asking those in the local community who have served, or have a family member who has, and still has the timepieces they carried while in service for the opportunity to include their timepiece and story in the exhibit. The Museum is particularly interested in timepieces worn by service members from the 20th and 21st centuries. "We feel that this is a great chance to tell two important stories" says Museum Director Noel Poirier. "One is the development of the timekeeping device as used by military personnel and the second are the stories of those service personnel themselves. By combining the two, and with help from our neighbors, we feel that the Museum will be presenting a compelling exhibit that will succeed on both fronts."

Whether it’s telling us when to get up, when to go to work, when to eat, or when to sleep, time has played a big part in our everyday lives. The Museum’s second upcoming exhibit, "Time Out!" will examine the important role that time has played in sport, from the earliest Olympiads to modern time. The exhibit will present unique items from the Museum collection as well as items on loan from a variety of other museums and individuals.  "We’re using the term ‘sport’ broadly for this exhibit," explains Poirier "and are interested in items that are used to time almost any competitive endeavor." Poirier is hoping that members of the local community could provide sports memorabilia or timing devices that can be included in the exhibit. "One of our goals is always to make the exhibits relevant and place the timekeeping story in context. The inclusion of non-timekeeping items is essential to that effort" says Poirier. "One thing we’d love to have is a scoreboard we could exhibit either in the Museum rotunda or the exhibit itself!"

Community members interested in providing objects for these exhibits are welcome to contact the museum either via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at (717) 684-8261 x236. "We really hope to be able to include, and connect with, the local community with these two unique exhibits," Poirier states.

 


June 7, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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MAKE-AND-TAKE TIME

COLUMBIA, PA:  Don’t just visit time.  At the National Watch and Clock Museum take some time home with you!

Make-and-Take Workshops will be held at the Museum Mondays through August 29 between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the exception of July 4. Clocks will vary from recycled CDs to wooden hearts and even flip-flops! There is a small fee of $6 and no registration is required for individual families.  Large groups should make reservations by calling 717-684-8261, ext. 237.

"A workshop like this one is another opportunity to encourage families to visit and see that our Museum is not only educational, but a whole lot of fun, too... for all ages," states Director of Education Katie Knaub.

 

 

 


May 27, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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CLOCK & WATCH SCHOOL GRADUATES HAVE TIME ON THEIR SIDE

COLUMBIA, PA:  The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors’ School of Horology recently graduated twelve students from its watch and clock programs. The School attracts students from across the country; this class alone represents nine different states! These graduates can attest to their own success in learning extremely marketable skills for an industry seeking skilled craftspeople.

The School’s mission is to preserve established techniques and knowledge of the art of clock and watchmaking, repair and restoration, while encouraging interest in horological research. Some of the students come to the School after high school; others looking for a career change find that the field of horology offers a wide variety of opportunities. After graduating, students find employment in many venues; some choose apprenticeship in the School’s Watch and Clock Repair Service Center, some start careers in repair shops or jewelry stores, and many realize the dream of beginning their own business.

There is a dire need for watch and clock repair technicians in the United States, as many older technicians retire. Few schools today provide instruction in clockmaking, especially in vintage repair and restoration.  The NAWCC’s School of Horology prepares students for positions with high-end companies in need of watchmakers who understand luxury mechanical watches. Students choose to concentrate in watch or clock restoration, or both. The School trains students for small business ownership and procedures involved in work in established repair shops and stores.

The School of Horology is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Private Licensed Schools and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The School of Horology is dedicated to the preparation of students for entry into horological business fields. The School’s mission is to preserve established skills and knowledge of the art of clock and watchmaking, repair, and restoration, while encouraging interest in horological research.  Class size is strictly limited to ensure students receive the personalized instruction necessary to master the specialized skills.

 

 

 


 

May 26, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOPS ’N’ CLOCKS

COLUMBIA, PA:  Sip on some hops and check out the clocks! The National Watch and Clock Museum is holding its fourth annual beer-tasting event, Hops ’N’ Clocks, on Friday, July 8th, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Come sample local brews and fine food from the area, enjoy live music, and maybe even walk away with a door prize!

Participating breweries include Appalachian Brewing Company, Union Barrel Works, Lancaster Brewing Company, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Yuengling (Kirchner Inc.), Mr. Steve’s Homebrews, South County Brewing Company, Intercourse Brewing Company, Lancaster Beverage, and Little’s Beverage Distributor. And what’s beer without something to go with it?! Providing tasty samples to complement the beer will be local caterers, including Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, Golden Stories, Bully’s, Trio Bar and Grill, Shank’s Tavern, Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli, The Flour Child, and HK Anderson Pretzels. Also, for the designated drivers in attendance or those just looking for an alternative, Turkey Hill will be providing plenty of nonalcoholic drinks!

During the evening raise your glasses to the return of live music by the energetic Irish trio of Fire in the Glen.  They always come through with a rollicking selection of traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, and the Canadian Maritimes, including blistering fiddle tunes, mug-thumping pub songs, and soulful airs and touching ballads … and some unusual twists as well! The trio features Jason Mundok on guitar and vocals; Tom Knapp on fiddle, bodhran, and backing vocals; and Aaron Gagne on vocals and percussion.

A limited number of tickets will be sold.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $15 for designated drivers.  The ticket price includes beer tasting, food sampling, a commemorative glass, Museum admission, live music, and even a chance to win a door prize! Proceeds benefit the National Watch & Clock Museum, Library & Research Center.

Additional information can be found on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181635505187386.   To order tickets visit www.museumoftime.org or call 717-684-8261, ext. 237.

Media sponsors for Hops ’N’ Clocks 2011 include 101 the Rose and Smooth Jazz 92.7.

 

 


 

May 26, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FASCINATED WITH TIME?

COLUMBIA, PA:  Have you always been fascinated with time? What makes the hands on that old clock in your living room go around?  How does that pocket watch from your grandfather keep on ticking? There’s a worldwide association with over 18,000 members who all have one thing in common: a fascination with timepieces and their makers.

The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) is holding its 66th Annual Convention at the Overland Park Convention Center June 8 – 12.  The general public is invited to attend, without cost, several of the convention activities.
 
Among the no-cost programs is the keynote address at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8.  Tom Spittler, noted authority on tall clocks, will present a pictorial essay to compare regional clock manufacturing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.  He lived in England at two different times and he gained firsthand knowledge of  the clocks and the places where they were made.  He is a Star Fellow of the NAWCC, and the 7th recipient of the James W. Gibbs Award for Literary Achievement.  Tom writes a monthly column in the British magazine Clocks and he has written numerous articles for the NAWCC Bulletin.

All other presentations as well as the British Horology Exhibit and the Crafts room are also open to the public. The presentations are given by experts who are extremely knowledgeable and informative, and there is usually time for questions and answers.

There are also preconvention workshops which are available to NAWCC members and non-members for a fee. The only restriction for public entrance is the mart and the auction, which are available to members only.

A new NAWCC Introductory Membership Program will be introduced at the 2011 National Convention.  First time members will be offered a four-month full membership in the Association for $20.  The membership will allow first- time members to register at the regular rate of $60 for all convention activities, including the mart and auction, and receive two issues of the NAWCC publications, The Watch & Clock Bulletin and the Mart & Highlights.  Introductory Members will be eligible to attend the national and regional meeting marts and auctions during the four-month membership time interval and buy and sell watches, clocks, and other horology items at NAWCC activities.

Additional information is available by contacting general chair Bill Dugan at 913-908-1057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by going to http://nawcc.org/index.php/component/content/article/504.  If you are interested in learning more about the NAWCC, including all the benefits of membership, information is also available at the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors’ website at www.nawcc.org.

 

 

 

 


 

May 26, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WATCH AND CLOCK MUSEUM OFFERING FREE ADMISSION TO MILITARY

COLUMBIA, PA: The National Watch and Clock Museum recognizes the significant sacrifice of our soldiers who give their time, their courage, and in some cases the ultimate gift – their life. Because of this, the Museum is announcing the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active- duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active-duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.

Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connec,t and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Membership includes military spouses, children, and parents, as well as service members, veterans, and civilians.

“Last year the success of the inaugural year of the Blue Star Museums program showed that partnerships between the nation’s museums and military communities are a natural,” said Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet. “We are thrilled that 300,000 military family members visited our partner museums in the summer of 2010. We hope to exceed that number this year as the military community takes advantage of the rich cultural heritage they defend and protect every day. We appreciate the NEA and the nation’s museums who chose to partner with us. We also are grateful to our friends at the MetLife Foundation, the lead supporter of the Blue Star Museums outreach initiative, whose generous donation helps make our work possible.”

This year, more than 1,324 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 500 new museums this year. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.  The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning.

 


 

May 23, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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CIVIL WAR BUFFS LOOKING FOR TIME?

COLUMBIA, PA:  The National Watch and Clock Museum is hosting a workshop on “Understanding Watches of the Civil War” on Thursday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is designed especially for Civil War reenactors, but is open to anyone with a passion for history and watchmaking.

Highlights of the workshop include:

•    Discussion of models and types of watches available during the Civil War
•    How to properly identify Civil War watches
•    How to wear Civil War watches
•    Where to buy Civil War watches
•    A special behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum watch collection

Director of the School of Horology and avid Civil War buff, Jim Michaels will present the workshop. Michaels attended the Chicago School of Watchmaking and the Eastern New Mexico University watchmaking program. He was also trained in advanced watchmaking at the Watchmaker of Switzerland Technical Education Program in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Jim is an AWCI Certified Master Watchmaker

Those attending are encouraged to bring any Civil War timepieces they want to learn more about. Michaels will take the time to share what he may know about the piece – the year it was made, possibly the maker, the area in which it was made and the overall history surrounding the timepiece.

Space in this workshop is limited.  The cost is $30 and advanced registration is required by calling 717-684-8261, ext. 237.

 


April 14, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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TEDDY TEA TIME

COLUMBIA, PA:  Look around you—on your desk, in your office, your grandchild’s playroom, perhaps even in the parking meter you placed a quarter in this morning—and you will find a device with a clockwork mechanism. 

The National Watch & Clock Museum’s newest special exhibit opening in April, Clockworks!, highlights that clockwork mechanism, which has greatly influenced the operation of everyday items. Toys, music boxes, parking meters, automatons, and even teddy bears have incorporated a movement similar to the one found in the family grandfather clock.

On Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. the Museum is hosting a Teddy Bear Tea in conjunction with the Clockworks! exhibit.  Families are invited to come make a musical stuffed teddy bear and then enjoy a children’s tea together. To get the special guest ready, children will stuff a furry 16 inch bear. Then a clockworks music box mechanism will be placed inside. Once plumped out and filled with music, it’ll be time to dress him in a personally designed t-shirt decorated with markers and fabric paints. 

All of the teddy bears will join their owners and grown-ups for a special tea including finger sandwiches, fruit kabobs, ants on a log, and assorted mini desserts – and, of course, tea (and fruit punch)!

A limited number of seats will be available, and registration is required by contacting the Museum Education Department at 717-684-8261, ext. 237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Cost is $40 for one child and parent. Additional children are $20 and additional adults are $10. Museum admission is included.


April 5, 2011

Contact Name: Markus Harris - Communications Dept.
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RESULTS OF THE 2011 ELECTION

COLUMBIA, PA: The NAWCC Nominating and Elections Committee has received notification from Ross Buehler Falk and Company, LLP, who were charged with the responsibility of receiving ballots and tabulating members’ votes in the 2011 Election. The results follow, with the successful candidates or action indicated by an asterisk (*):

Director – Four Year Term

*Tom Bartels - 668 votes
John Biggs - 375
Peggy Goodwin - 525
*Phil Gregory - 589
*David Lee - 587
Les McAlister - 408
Mary Ann Wahlner - 538

Nominations and Elections Committee - Four Year Term

Nick Bonura - 589 votes
* Renee Coulson - 734 votes

Bylaws Amendments:

* For: 1218
Against: 57

A total of 1396 ballots were received by the audit firm. Of these, 130 ballots were invalid. Ross Buehler Falk and Company, LLP, explained these ballots were invalid because no vote was indicated (blank), they had no membership number or the membership number was invalid.

On behalf of the NAWCC Membership, the Board of Directors, the Nominating and Elections Committee and the Staff, congratulations are offered to the successful candidates and appreciation is extended to all candidates for their willingness to serve NAWCC.

Frank Del Greco, Chair
Nominating and Elections Committee


March 15, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
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CLOCK COLLECTOR BREAKS WORLD RECORD

COLUMBIA, PA:  Clocks have been known to tick, to chime, and to cuckoo.  But to talk? Dr. Mark McKinley has lots of time on his hands – more than 900 clocks that talk!

The Guinness Book of World Records confirms that McKinley holds the record for “Largest Collection of Talking Clocks”! The 70-year-old psychology professor purchased his first talking clock in 1990, and today his collection is worth more than $1 million.

McKinley goes through hundreds of batteries annually to keep his clocks running. Switching the chattering clocks to standard and daylight saving times is also a rigorous process that requires many hours each spring and fall.

McKinley is the author of a new 175-page book called Tick, Tock, Talk: The Collected History and Significance of Talking Clocks, published by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC).  With hundreds of color images and a DVD for the readers to see and hear McKinley's clocks, the book gives a historical overview of talking clocks and captures in words and pictures the varieties and uses of talking clocks over the past 100 years.

McKinley, NAWCC member and founder of the International Society of Talking Clock Collectors, has uploaded 52 videos on You Tube at www.talkingclocks.net.

"I think the reason why we collect something is to preserve history," McKinley said in a recent interview. "There are a variety of reasons why people collect and I just happen to collect talking clocks."

To order Tick, Tock, Talk: The Collected History and Significance of Talking Clocks ($24.95), call the NAWCC store at (717) 684-8261 ext. 211 or visit www.nawccstore.org.

 

February 7, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

COLUMBIA, PA:  What happens after the National Watch and Clock Museum locks its doors each night?  Does the mouse run up the clock, does the grandfather clock begin to talk, or does time really fly?

It’s easy to take the watches and clocks in your home or office for granted.  With a quick glance, there’s the time telling you whether it’s time to head to work, get lunch, pick up the kids, or go to bed. 

The Museum, located in Columbia, is truly the center of time and is home to close to 12,000 watches and clocks. Why not bring your family and go on an exploration of time?! After a stroll through the Museum’s time tunnel, you will find yourself transported to the time of Stonehenge and water clocks, where timekeeping first got its start. From there, you begin your journey through time where thousands of years later (or an hour and a half in museum time) your family will stand speechless before the Mars Clock wondering, “Where did the time go?”

The Family Overnight is a unique opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to spend the night at the Museum and enjoy activities including decorating a clock to take home, munching on a snack, and exploring the many Museum’s exhibits.  March 25 is the next sleepover. Cost is $20 for children and $12 for adults, with payment due prior to the sleepover.  The adult chaperone must be at least 21 years old and is required for every five children participating.

Admission includes:
•    Scavenger hunt activity through the Museum
•    Museum exploration
•    Make-a-clock program for children
•    Snack and light breakfast
•    Souvenir patch for children

To register for the Family Overnight, please call 717-684-8261, ext. 237 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a space and receive an information packet.  Space in this program is limited to 80 participants.


January 18, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLOCK MUSEUM OFFERS CURE FOR CABIN FEVER!

COLUMBIA, PA:  “Cabin fever” is a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in, in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period (as in a simple country vacation cottage during a long rain or snow). Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping, distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow, or dark.

The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia just may be the cure for such a phenomenon.  With close to 12,000 timepieces in its collection, the Museum is home to North America’s largest collection of timepieces, including an 11-foot-tall French statue clock, fun German musical clocks, and the Engle monumental clock with 48 moving figures!

As visitors enter the Museum and stroll through the dark time tunnel, they are transported back to the time of Stonehenge and water clocks, where timekeeping began. Continuing through time, tourists will discover shelf clocks, grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, incense clocks, pocket watches, wristwatches, and the Mars clock. There are even alarm clocks that will pull on your toe or light a match to make sure you are awake!

Because time flies, be sure to visit the Museum before its special exhibit, Bond Watches, James Bond Watches ends on April 30.  This exhibit brings together models of wristwatches worn by the book and movie character James Bond and includes the widest selection of 007-related watch models ever collected, representing all brands in the Eon Productions movies and officially licensed timepieces.  Highlighting the exhibit is the only known Rolex owned and worn by Bond creator Ian Fleming – believed to be his reference for the original, literary James Bond wristwatch. 

The National Watch and Clock Museum is an unforgettable adventure through time that will thrill the passionate collector, the mechanically curious, the wide-eyed child, and everyone in between.  Most importantly, a visit to the Museum will cure your cabin fever!


January 13, 2011

Contact Name: Kim Craven - Communications Dept.
Phone: (717) 684-8261 - E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FIRST AND ONLY ISA APPROVED WATCH APPRAISAL COURSE!

COLUMBIA, PA:  The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) have initiated a joint program to streamline the process for appraisal accreditation in the specialty area of watches. ISA members wishing to advance from the member level to the accredited level must demonstrate their chosen specialty field through an approved course of study, or via an independent thesis project. The ISA offers approved courses as part of the process, but no watch course. This new partnership enables approval for graduates of the NAWCC Watch Appraisal Course.

Graduates of the NAWCC Watch Appraisal Course may also attend the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies. Upon completion (and if all other requirements are met) graduates of both courses will be assigned to the accredited level. The combination of an enhanced understanding of timepieces and appraisal methodology will insure that appraisals done for watches meet the highest standards within the industry.

The ISA Core Course is a seven-day course held at Northern Illinois University in Naperville (Chicago). It covers appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics, professional conduct, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists. Registration is available at the web site www.isa-appraisers.org.

The NAWCC watch course, developed and taught by Joe Cohen, FNAWCC*, includes an overview of the evolution of watch types and appropriate terminology, and establishes criteria for making value judgments based on comparative analysis. Participants learn watch examination techniques, what to photograph on a watch, and research tools and methods. They also learn how to apply critical appraisal skills, such as qualitative ranking, classification, rarity determination, and how to write accurate descriptions.

This course also includes a day on the need for and an overview of USPAP requirements, training and testing, and methodology, practices, and report writing. This section will include an appraisal training guest speaker.

The cost for the full 5-1/2-day program is $1,000; the 4-1/2-day-day program is $900. Both registrations include course books and handout material. The NAWCC Museum, Library, and School of Horology will be available to participants.   All class participants need a laptop computer during this course; rentals are available.

The next class is May 9-14th, 2011, at NAWCC headquarters in Columbia, PA.  Please note that class size is limited, so be sure to register early.  This is an intense course and will require evening reading, use of the NAWCC Library, and research assignments.   For further information and to register, contact Director of Education Katie Knaub at 717-684-8261 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


 

 

 

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