Partners In Time

Annual Appeal

“My donations to the NAWCC Partners in Time Annual Appeal … is a very small thing I can do, considering what I have experienced via clocks in the past 25 years.”

Jim Kemp
NAWCC Member

Accomplishments

2019

National Watch & Clock Museum

  • Curated the exhibit Stuck In Time: Art Deco Timepieces.
  • Launched the first Annual NAWCC Clockwork Festival to introduce horology to automata enthusiasts and members of the Maker Movement via kinetic and gear-related technology presentations as well as engineering, art, science, and history demonstrations, lectures, and activities.
  • Continued the expansion of the Blue Star summer program to offer free, year-round admission for the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve.

Library / Research Center

  • Researched and identified cutting-edge equipment so that fundraising for our Digitization Project could begin. This project will revolutionize access to our archival collection.
  • Welcomed our first Hamilton Watch Collections Fellow, who began processing and rehousing the Hamilton Archives.
  • Added 167 books and videos to the Lending Library collection.
  • Answered more than 1,000 reference questions submitted by members, Museum visitors, and the general public.

Education

  • Continued to offer free horological webinars to members and the general public around the world.
  • Met with clock and watch experts to discuss ways to improve and standardize the curriculum we offer.
  • Worked with instructors all over the country to host traveling workshops.
  • Offered workshops at the NAWCC National Convention that featured both in-house and guest instructors.

2018

National Watch & Clock Museum

  • Hosted the NAWCC 75th Anniversary National Convention Gala Day & the For All Time Celebration
  • Curated American Treasures: The Gottdenker Collection
  • Celebrated 40th Anniversary
  • Unveiled new 3D virtual reality watch-engineering software and hardware interface

Library / Research Center

  • Installed new and improved archival storage system
  • Added nearly 700 books, videos, and periodicals to the lending library collection
  • Welcomed hundreds of NAWCC members during National Convention Gala Day and conducted tours of the archives
  • Celebrated the naming of the Fortunat Mueller-Maerki Library & Research Center

Education

  • Coordinated traveling workshops across the country
  • Expanded NAWCC School of Horology workshop program by adding additional courses and areas of study
  • Provided horological-related webinars to both members and nonmembers
  • Organized workshops for the National Conventional

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Members Make It Happen!

We continue to promote the idea of growing and sharing some of a person’s wealth with charitable causes. The NAWCC is a worthy charitable cause.

T. Urling Walker
NAWCC # 0043450