Wednesday May 28, 2014
12:00 (Noon)-5:00 PM: Tailgating in the parking lot of the newly refurbished Pittsburgh Airport Sheraton. Greet old friends, bring tools to sell, or start your search for that “special tool”!
1:00-7:00 PM: Meeting Registration in hotel lobby
4:00 PM: EAIA Board Meeting
Thursday May 29, 2014
7:00-8:30 AM: Registration
7:00-8:30 AM: Buffet Breakfast
8:00 AM: Morning announcements
8:30-9:00 AM: Carpool from hotel to Old Economy Village. ( 9 miles from the hotel–plan on a 20minute drive). A map and driving directions will be provided in your registration packet.
9:00 AM-2:00 PM: Tours and Programs at Old Economy Village (Box Lunch in the Feast Hall)
2:00-5:00 PM: Tour McCarl Industrial and Agricultural Museum of Beaver County (30 minutes down the Ohio River to Darlington)
5:00 PM Carpool back to the Pittsburgh Airport Sheraton Hotel
(Dinner On Your Own)
7:00-8:00 PM Ice Cream Social: Come chat with your friends! (First Time Attendees Reception at hotel. Come meet and greet first time Annual Meeting attendees and get to know fellow members.)
8:15 PM “Whatsits” Session at the Hotel — bring that tool you just can’t identify and we’ll collectively see if we can figure it out!
Friday May 30, 2014
7:00-8:30 AM: Buffet Breakfast at Hotel
8:00 AM: Morning Announcements
9:00 AM: Board buses for Fort Pitt. (Bus ride is 20minutes to downtown Pittsburgh and the Fort Pitt Museum located in Point State Park)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tours and programs at Fort Pitt Museum and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse
(Box Lunch Provided)
During our visit to the Fort Pitt Museum, we’ll divide groups to:
In addition to the above presentations, you’ll be able to:
12:30-1:00pm : Bus ride across town to the Heinz History Center (It is difficult to get there by car, though some people may want to car pool, we do not encourage it)
1:00-4:30 PM: Explore the Heinz History Center at your own pace.
4:30 PM: Bus back to hotel
(Dinner on your own)
3:00 PM-6:30 PM Great Planes Trading Company antique tool auction preview at Pittsburgh Airport Sheraton
6:30 PM Great Planes Trading Company Antique Tool Auction
Saturday May 31, 2014
(Breakfast on our own)
9:00 AM-1:00PM Tool Sale, Trading Show — Theme for this year “Tools for the New Frontier: 1790 to 1840.”, Displays
(Lunch on your own)
1:15 PM-2:15PM Mark S. Johnson of the Daguerreian Society will present “November 2, 1839 A New Industry Arrives in America. The Story of the Daguerreotype”
5:30 PM-6:15PM Silent Auction and cash bar
6:30 PM Banquet and Annual Meeting + Speaker Dan Mattausch of the Rushlight Club will demonstrate historic lighting
NOTE: The above schedule is subject to change. Meeting attendees all receive an “agenda” in their registration packet. That document is always more detailed, and will contain more precise info.
If you have any questions, please Contact the EAIA Meetings and Programs Committee
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