Every year a convention is held at a different area of the country where members can meet, exchange ideas, learn from the educational program, visit members homes, go to antique markets and museums and even can find treasures in the Sales Room!

The 2018 convention is held in Montpelier, VT. from May16th - May 20th.

A highlight will be visiting the famous Shelburne Museum, reffered to as a "collection of collections".
Founded by Electra Havemeyer Webb, she collected not only wonderful historic antiques but entire buildings as well, even a steamboat!
Some of what we will see is American & Impressionist Paintings, Decorative Arts, Textiles, Circus items,
Decoys, Folk Art, Toys, Dolls, Dollhouses, Automata, Decorative Arts, Firearms etc.
Some of the buildings include a Blacksmith shop, Train Depot, Circus building, General Store with contens,
Hat & Fragrance Gallery, Lighthouse, Shaker Shed, Settler's House & Barn Stone House, Stencil House ...... and more.

The selected hotel is the Capital Plaza Hotel, located on Historic State Street.
Address is 100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 (802) 223-5252.
Roomsrates, along with itineray will follow.

Closest airport is Burlington International (BTV), 37 miles west of Montpelier.
Airlines servicing this airport are American Airlines, Delta, United and Jet Blue.
There are bus & taxi services available.



                                                                      Example of Convention activities:

      Wednesday:        Arrival day        Check in after 3:00 PM. Meet & Greet in Lobby

       Thursday:            Morning: Trip to the National Christmas Museum, Paradise, PA.               
                                     Afternoon: "Christmas Memories" Talks, stories, Christmas theme displays

                                     Evening: Business meeting

        Friday:                 Morning: Sales Room

                                      Afternoon: Educational programs

                                       Evening: Show and Tell

      Saturday:                Antiques markets in Adamstown 
                                       Evening: Banquet and Silent Auction 

        Sunday:                  Departure, check out by 11:00 A.M.

                                        Option to stay to shop at the area Antiques Markets "on your own".