Join us for our
2021 Convention in Corning, NY!


Wed., Sept. 22nd - Thurs., Sept. 23rd

Radisson Hotel
125 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY 14830

(see below for details)



Plan on attending our Fall Convention for a Wallace Nutting getaway
in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State!


The Radisson is positioned in the heart of Corning and within walking distance
to historic Market Street, which features many shops and restaurants,
as well as the Corning Museum of Glass and other famous landmarks.


Join us for lots of fun, camaraderie, buying & selling, and celebrating being together at an in-person convention for the first time in 2 years! We'll be following a varying schedule this year where we'll be having our annual Club Dinner on Wednesday evening, and our Wallace Nutting & Nutting-Like Marketplace on Thursday morning only. We'll be meeting up with fellow members early evening on Wednesday for catching up and cocktails, and then having dinner at the hotel (see full entree choices below). Staying in this location provides convenience and an easy transition without additional travel.

Our Thursday morning Marketplace will offer lots of buying and selling opportunities, where there will be new finds and deals to be had. And then we'll have some excellent presentations lined up which will be announced once we have the full agenda finalized.

For Thursday afternoon, a group of us plan to go the Corning Museum of Glass for lunch in their Café and then touring the museum on our own. In addition to viewing all their amazing glass collections, there are Hot Glass & Flame-working demonstrations, plus you can even make your own glass! This is entirely optional and see agenda below for more things to see and do in the area.


Hotel Reservations: From the Radisson's website, choose your dates and occupancy, then click "Special Rates" and choose "Promotional Code" where you'll add in "WNCC" for our discounted rate ($139+ tax for 1-king or 2-queen bed room). Or call the hotel directly: 607-962-5000 (toll-free: 800-333-3333) and mention "WNCC" when reserving.

If anyone wants to extend their stay in this area, the hotel has provided the $139/night (+ tax) rate for our group from Tuesday, 9/21 through Friday night, 9/24 (pending availability).

Our discounted room block is being held until Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Free cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival date and by 6:00 PM EDT.



Online Registrations for the 2021 Convention
Convention Registration; Exhibitor Table; and/or Club Dinner
using the PayPal drop-down menu below

Register for:

Once you select an item from the drop-down menu, click the "Add to Cart" button and it will show up on a PayPal page.

If registering more than one person for the Convention; choosing the same Dinner; or if you'd like to reserve more than one Exhibitor Table, you will be able to increase the quantity to the desired amount on the PayPal shopping cart page.

Once complete, please review your PayPal purchase list (which you can edit if need be) and then make one payment for everything. Following that, you'll receive an email receipt.

Mail-in Registration Forms for the 2021 Convention
(to print out and mail)

WNCC Convention and Dinner Registration Form
(includes both sign-up's)

WNCC Exhibitor Registration Form

2021/2022 Membership Renewal Form


These are the dinner options that are shown on the registration form. Each entree includes a mixed green salad, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee and tea. Soda and alcoholic beverages are available at an additional charge.

  • Chicken Parmesan, served with Pasta & Fresh Season Vegetable ($28)
  • Cedar Plank Salmon w/ Sundried Tomato Butter, served w/ Rice Pilaf & Fresh Season Vegetable ($33)
  • Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini with Roasted Vegetables and Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce ($28)


2021 Tentative Convention Agenda

Wednesday, September 22nd
(located in the Carder Room)
5:00 - 6:30 PM Member gathering for "catch-up & cocktails"
6:30 - 8:00 PM Dinner at the Radisson
8:00 - 9:30 PM

Hospitality Room with a fun & informal "Show & Tell"

Thursday, September 23rd
(located in the Carder Room)
7:00 - 7:30 AM Wallace Nutting & Nutting-Like Marketplace - Exhibitor set-up
7:30 - 9:30 AM Wallace Nutting & Nutting-Like Marketplace (open to public)
9:30 - 9:45 AM Annual Meeting
9:45 - 10:15 AM Jan Liberatore: "Finger Lakes Hand Colored Photography and Attractions".
Jan will give a presentation and exhibit of hand-colored photography of the Finger Lakes area including Wallace Nutting, Charles Sawyer, W.J. Harris, C.A. Payne, Burnell, and Woodward. Jan will also talk about area attractions that you will want to visit while you're visiting the Finger Lakes.
10:15 - 10:45 AM Diane Thompson-Naylor: "Thompson Art Company Portland, ME - Two Fred Thompson's"
10:45 - 11:30 AM

Round Table Discussion (details to follow)

Thursday afternoon A group of us plan to go the Corning Museum of Glass for lunch in their Café and then touring the museum on our own. In addition to viewing all their amazing glass collections, there are Hot Glass & Flame-working demonstrations, plus you can even make your own glass! This is entirely optional. Scroll down for more things to see and do in the area.
Other Local and Surrounding Area Highlights and Suggestions
whether you're interested in museums and historic visits, shopping, taking in the
beautiful lakes & countryside, hiking, visiting wineries, etc...there's something for everyone!!
Other Local Highlights and Suggestions:
  • Within walking distance to the hotel are many restaurants and shops, including the famous Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.

  • Tour the nearby wineries of the Finger Lakes.

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

  • Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake are approximately 30 minutes from Corning.

  • 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

 



Highlights from our March 2021 Virtual Convention

Photos coming soon...please check back



Highlights from the 2020 Virtual Convention

Some shots of our Group and a few of Jan Liberatore's
Presentation on "Let's Talk Wallace Nutting Furniture"



















Highlights from the 2019 Convention

Another outstanding fall event, and this time in early October with our destination being the lovely and historic Saratoga Springs. It was a great few days where members enjoyed the expanded Markeplace, excellent Presentations, and a Tour of the historic North Broadway estates/mansions. Aside from our annual Club Dinner, most of us also gathered at another excellent restaurant on Thursday evening. Always a highlight of the event is that everyone enjoys the camaraderie with old friends, and meeting new people, when we come together at these yearly gatherings.

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

Saturday Afternoon's Tour of Historic Homes on North Broadway




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



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