Save the Date for our
2023 Convention on Cape Cod!

Thursday Sept. 14th - Friday, Sept. 15th

Resort and Conference Center
at Hyannis

35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA 02601

After great member energy at this year's convention for the continuation of the in-person gatherings, we're heading for Hyannis, Cape Cod in 2023...and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wallace Nutting Collectors Club!

There will be a full schedule with lots to do, not only at our event and in the surroundings of our Resort & Conference Center hotel, but also with just being on the Cape at this less crowded and still beautiful time of year. The hotel has given us a great rate, so make the most of this opportunity and plan a vacation around it!

We'll kick things off with having our annual Club Dinner on Thursday evening. Plan to meet up with fellow members for catching up and cocktails, and then having a chef-prepared plated dinner at the hotel. Staying in this location provides convenience and an easy transition without additional travel.

Our Friday 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 detailed on the agenda once available.

On Friday afternoon we'll be touring an excellent Wallace Nutting collection with light lunch provided. Our Friday dinner plans are in process and will be announced.

If you're able to extend your stay over the weekend, join us on Saturday for a day trip to historic Nantucket. Take in the scenic beauty of the island and picturesque homes that Nutting, Sawyer, Gardiner, and Coffin were drawn to in their travels and captured in their photographs.

The Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis
(soon to be re-named The Emerald Resort)

Our discounted room rate is $129/night + tax (1 king or 2 double beds)

If anyone wants to extend their stay on the Cape, the hotel has generously provided the $129/night (+ tax) rate from Wed. 9/13 through and including Sat. night 9/16.

To make an online reservation:

To call for reservations:

  • (866) 828-9111 or (508) 775-7775, from Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Be sure to mention our WNCC23 Group Code for discount.

All reservations will be secured by a one night deposit (+ tax). Free cancellation up to 8 days prior to arrival. Our discounted room block will be held until Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Important Hotel Notes:

If a reservation is cancelled 8 days or more prior to arrival, the deposit is refunded, and a cancellation number is obtained. If reservation is cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival, or does not arrive on the specified dates, the reservation is cancelled for all nights and the entire deposit will be forfeited.

Their booking policy states there is a $15 cancellation fee. Please disregard, as this has been waived for our group.

When searching for room availability there will be text that states "access to this unit may involve stairs". The hotel will be monitoring this for our group to have room assignments that are either on the 1st floor or that have elevator access. Handicapped rooms are also available in our discounted block.

In order to receive our group rate, use the hotel's website to reserve rooms and not a third party website.

The hotel will be changing their name in early 2023 to "The Emerald Resort". Their website, phone numbers and our online group code will remain the same.

Just some of the Resort Features and Hotel Services/Amenities:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Resort including Guest Rooms & Meeting Space

  • Free Parking

  • 100% Non-Smoking Rooms and Facilities

  • All guestrooms have a Private Balcony or Patio overlooking Courtyards or the Golf Course

  • Onsite Restaurant/Bar Options

  • Complimentary Health Club Access

  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool. There is also an Outdoor Pool, which is open on Weekends in September

  • Executive Par 3, 18-Hole Golf Course

  • Walking Distance to Main Street Shops, Boutiques & Restaurants

  • 5-minute drive to Hyannis Harbor which features some of Cape Cod's Finest Beaches; the Historic Waterfront District; Harbor and Whale Watching Cruises; Fishing; and Museums

More convention details to be posted...please check back

Highlights from the 2022 Convention

For the first time in 3 years, we were finally able to have an in-person convention and it was great being together again!! We enjoyed lots of spirited buying & selling at our Marketplace, along with excellent informative and interactive presentations. Plus we were able to gather for several meals together, and even had a fun-filled game of "Hand-Colored Photography Jeopardy"! The Corning Museum of Glass was another highlight for touring and even making our own glass pieces. All in all, a very special event, and we're already planning ahead for next year's convention where we'll be celebrating the Wallace Nutting Collectors Club's 50th Anniversary!

Thursday & Friday's Dinners; Marketplace; Presentations; and Glass Museum

(click each photo for larger image)

L-R: Kyle Amberg; Kyle Kohberger;
Jan Liberatore

Sharon & Jim Eckert

Carol & Scott Jones

Sharon & Kenny Lacasse

Jeanne & Glenn Parker

Trevor Higley & Tieler Niedzwiecki

Kim & Eric Sprossel

L-R: Sue Samoriski; Brenda & Mike Gridley

Pat & John Skutnik

Sue & Mike Ivankovich

Freshly blown glass pumpkin
right out of the furnace

Finished pumpkin after annealing

Highlights from the October 2021 Virtual Convention

Some photos of our participants including
snippets from the excellent programs.

Diane Thompson-Naylor presented the Fred Thompson Art Co.,
& Jan Liberatore displayed & discussed his
"Old New England Pictures"

Presentations from our October 1, 2021 Zoom Convention
Diane Thompson-Naylor: Fred Thompson Art Co.
(just a few examples from her slide show)
Jan Liberatore: Old New England Pictures book
(some examples from his slide show)

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

Wallace Nutting Collectors Club

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