Combined Lamp Club Meeting
October 11-13, 2012
Fairy Lamp Club Members Registration Form
The Rushlight Club, the Historical Lighting Society of Canada, the Fairy Lamp Club and Night Light will meet in Dearborn, Michigan the weekend of October 11-13, 2012. Our meeting will be at the Doubletree Hotel at the northwest corner of Ford Road and the Southfield Freeway (M-39). We have secured a group rate of $92.00 per night, which includes a full breakfast with an omelet station. You can make reservations by calling 313-336-3340 and mentioning “Lighting Clubs.”.
Much of the focus of the meeting centers around The Henry Ford Museum, just 5 minutes from the hotel. The Museum is a National Historic Landmark consisting of many features, notably the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. The museum was founded by Henry Ford to preserve items of historical significance and portray the impact of the industrial revolution on America. Notable in the museum’s displays are its collection of presidential limousines (including the one JFK was riding in Dallas), the chair Lincoln was sitting in when assassinated, and Rosa Park’s bus. Greenfield Village is an outdoor collection of unique historical buildings including Edison’s Laboratory, Henry Ford’s birth home and first garage, and the Wright Brothers’ cycle shop. Also featured are a collection of craft buildings such as pottery, glass-blowing, and tin shops which provide demonstrations while producing materials used in the Village and for sale.
Also available (for additional cost) are an IMAX theater and a tour of the Ford Rouge plant where Ford pick-up trucks are assembled. Check out all The Henry Ford has to offer.
On the way to or from Dearborn, you may wish to check out the following:
On October 11th, Whalen Auctions of Neapolis, Ohio (just southwest of Toledo, Ohio) will hold an auction of 300 - 400 lots of lighting. Included are some very rare miniatures, gorgeous hanging lamps, exquisite large banquet lamps, beautiful art glass shades, and morel! As we get closer to the auction, Whalen will have pictures available at www.whalenrealtyauction.com.
While in the Toledo area, the Blair Lithophane Museum located in the Botanical Gardens in Toledo is a fantastic place to visit. It is open on weekends. The museum has over 2,300 lithophanes which are displayed in lighting to highlight the beauty of the collection. To see just some of the collection, visit www.lithophanemuseum.org, however photographs cannot completely replicate the beauty of these - you have to see them in person.
The Glass Heritage Gallery in Fostoria, Ohio is a museum for the glass made in the twelve glass plants in Fostoria, Ohio during the period 1887 - 1920. The gallery has many magnificent lighting examples on display from companies including Fostoria Lamp and Shade and Consolidated. Visit www.fostoriaglass.com for hours and directions.