Mark Your Calendars
for our
2022 WNCC
In-Person Convention

Thurs. & Fri.
Sept. 22nd-23rd

Radisson Hotel
125 Denison Pkwy E.
Corning, NY

(scroll down for reservation information)




Plan on attending our Fall 2022 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 3 years!

Our schedule will vary somewhat this year where 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 dinner at the hotel (see full entree choices below). 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 have some excellent presentations lined up, which are detailed on agenda below.

On Friday afternoon we plan to go the Corning Museum of Glass for lunch in their Café and then touring the museum. 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 there are also many more things to see and do in this lovely area, inclusive of the Rockwell Museum (a Smithsonian affiliate) plus taking in all the lakes, waterfalls and wineries! Scroll down to see list of suggestions below the agenda.


Hotel Reservations:

  • From the Radisson's website, choose your dates and occupancy.
  • Under the "Special Rates" dropdown menu choose "Promotional Code" and type in "WNCC" for our discounted rate ($139+ tax for 1-king or 2-queen beds).
  • To call the hotel directly: 607-962-5000. Mention "Wallace Nutting Collectors Club Group Rate" when reserving.
  • To call the Radisson Hotels Worldwide Central Reservation office: 800-333-3333. Request the Corning NY property and the same group rate code.

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

Our discounted room block is being held until August 24, 2022. Free cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival date and by 6:00 PM EDT.


Online Registrations for the 2022 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.

These are the dinner options that are available and 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 ($35)
  • Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini with Roasted Vegetables and Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce ($28)
Mail-in Registration Forms for the 2022 Convention
(to print out and mail)

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

WNCC Exhibitor Registration Form

2022/2023 Membership Renewal Form

2022 Convention Agenda

2022 Convention Agenda
(possible subject to change)

Thursday, September 22nd
(located in the Carder Room)
5:00 - 6:00 PM Member gathering for "catch-up & cocktails"
6:00 - 7:30 PM Dinner at the Radisson
7:30 - 9:30 PM

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

Friday, 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
(tables will remain set up throughout the morning)
9:30 - 9:45 AM Annual Meeting
9:45 - 10:20 AM "Views of Finger Lakes Hand Colored Photography"
by Jan Liberatore

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.
10:20 - 10:55 AM

"Expanding the Appeal of Other Early 20th Century Hand-Colored Photography"
Led by Scott Jones, Sharon Lacasse & Diane Thompson-Naylor

Our Wallace Nutting club expands to new frontiers, by discussing hand tinted photography from east to west; come prepared to discuss your favorite photographers and their contemporaries.

10:55 - 11:30 AM

"Ways to Better Promote our Club & Online Presence"

Round Table Talk led by Tieler Niedzwiecki, Jim Eckert & Mike Ivankovich. We welcome all suggestions in this discussion!

Friday 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.
Friday evening:
5:00 PM Dinner
If staying over on Friday night, meet for an informal meal at Sorge's, an Italian/American restaurant, and less than a mile from the Radisson on Market Street.
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 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"
book.


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



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