Save the Date for our

2024 Convention on Cape Cod!

Thursday Sept. 26th - Friday, Sept. 27th

The Emerald Resort

35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA 02601

(see below for details)

2024 Convention on Cape Cod!

We all had a great time at the 2023 Cape Cod Convention, even though it was impacted by Hurricane Lee, and member feedback was in favor of planning a return trip for 2024!

We'll again be staying at the Emerald Resort with the discounted rate of $133 per night (+tax). See below for reservation info and further details. This hotel is conveniently located in downtown Hyannis, adjacent to many shops and restaurants, and only 5 minutes from the waterfront. Scroll down for reservation details.

We'll begin our weekend with having our annual Club Dinner at Tugboats Restaurant on Thursday evening. This lovely waterside location is less than 2 miles from our hotel and those of us who joined our Friday dinner there in 2023 gave it rave reviews!

Our Friday morning Marketplace will again offer lots of buying and selling opportunities, and this will be followed by 3 excellent presentations (see agenda for roster of speakers & topics).

Lunch and any afternoon activities will be on your own. Closer to the hotel, there are a wide variety of restaurants and shops along Main Street (and free parking lots!), plus there are sightseeing, walking, or museum tours to choose from (see agenda for list of suggestions).

On Friday evening we've made arrangements to have dinner at the Portside Tavern (5 mins from the hotel). Our group will have the 2nd floor (stairs-only access) area to ourselves.

We'll wrap up the Convention weekend on Saturday with our Nantucket Day Trip. We've also arranged a narrated van tour which will take in the scenic beauty of the island with its historic and picturesque locations.

So, be sure to mark your calendars for this fun and eventful Fall getaway...and plan a vacation around it with much to see and do all around the Cape!

Online Registrations for the 2024 Convention

Convention Registration; Exhibitor Table;
Nantucket Hi-Speed Ferry & Nantucket Van Tour
using the PayPal drop-down menu below

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To add to the shopping cart, return to the Conventions page and select the next item. Then repeat process until you have everything listed that you'd like to register for.

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 Form for the 2024 Convention
(includes all sign-up's)

2024 Convention Agenda

The Emerald Resort

Our discounted room rate is $133/night + tax (1 king or 2 double beds). This group rate is available from Wednesday, 9/25 up to and including Saturday, 9/28.

To make an online reservation:

  • Click green "BOOK ONLINE" tab upper left of home page
  • Select check-in/check-out dates
  • Choose number of adults & number of beds
  • Add Group Code: "WNCC24"

To call for reservations:

  • Call (866) 828-9111 or (508) 775-7775. Be sure to mention "WNCC24" code for discount.

All reservations will be secured by a one night deposit (+ tax). Free cancellation up to 8 days prior to arrival. Disregard the $15 cancellation fee, this has been waived for our group.

There is no additional "resort charge". Our block of rooms will be held until Tuesday, August 27th.

When searching for room availability there will be text that states "access to this unit may or will involve stairs". If you would prefer no stairs, be sure to request this when making your reservation. It's not an absolute guarantee but they will do their best to accommodate. Handicapped rooms are also available in our discounted block.

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 the reserved party does not arrive on the specified dates, the reservation is cancelled for all nights and the entire deposit will be forfeited.

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

Highlights from the 2023 Convention

Some may have been deterred from making the trip to Cape Cod with the approaching Hurricane Lee forecasts, but not this group...we had a nearly full showing of members who signed up! And a wonderful time it was, beginning with our annual convention dinner with 50th Anniversary retrospective the Buy/Sell Marketplace which was filled to capacity and bustling with activity...followed by 3 great presentations...and then on to an excellent lunch & tour. And for all who decided to stay despite the storm predictions, we had a great & fun crowd for our Friday night dinner at Tugboats! The only event we missed out on was our canceled Nantucket trip but we're already planning on rescheduling that for 2024!

Photo Re-Cap
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Dinner at Tugboats...our revised indoor seating due to the weather, snug and perfect!

...with an unexpected sunset finale! Great way to top off our weekend!

Highlights from our March 2023 Zoom Meeting

We had a great crowd with lots of interaction and excellent information from our 4 speakers...a fun & engaging evening!

Our Slate of Speakers & Photo Snippets
(in agenda order)
Jen Richards from the Framingham Public Library: discussed an upcoming Wallace Nutting Zoom program, plus the Library's recent Nutting acquisition and extensive collection.
Diane Thompson-Naylor: "Wallace R. MacKaskill - One of Nova Scotia's Best Known Photographers"
Mike Pellegrino: "David Davidson - Every Picture Tells a Story"
Jan Liberatore: "Wallace Nutting's Pitcher and a Picture"

(click each photo for larger image)

Jen Richards - Framingham Library

Diane Thompson-Naylor: MacAskill

Diane Thompson-Naylor: MacAskill

Diane Thompson-Naylor: MacAskill

Diane Thompson-Naylor: MacAskill

Diane Thompson-Naylor: MacAskill

Mike Pellegrino: David Davidson

Mike Pellegrino: David Davidson

Mike Pellegrino: David Davidson

Jan Liberatore: WN's Pitcher & Picture

Jan Liberatore: WN's Pitcher & Picture

Jan Liberatore: WN's Pitcher & Picture

Jan Liberatore: WN's Pitcher & a Picture

Jan Liberatore's "Share"

Kim Sprossel's "Share"

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

April 2022 Virtual Convention

Another evening of excellent speakers
with lots of participation and interest!

Frank DiDaniele shared his extensive knowledge with his
"Wallace Nutting Hand-Colored Photo Production" presentation.

And Mike Ivankovich provided important and timely information about "Dealing with a Wallace Nutting Collection in Today's Market"

(unfortunately all photos taken were unrecoverable
so we don't have a pictoral representation to share)

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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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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