2013 Annual Meeting

Hyannis Meeting Schedule

Wednesday May 15, 2013

12:00-5:00 PM: Tailgating in the DoubleTree Cape Cod’s parking lot. 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 16, 2013

7:00-8:30 AM: Registration
7:00-8:30 AM: Buffet Breakfast
8:00 AM: Morning announcements
8:30 AM: Carpool from hotel to Plimoth Plantation (32 miles from the hotel–plan on a 45 minute drive). A map and driving directions will be provided in your registration packet.
9:30 AM-5:00 PM: Tours and Programs at Plimoth Plantation. (Complimentary motorized transportation is available throughout Plimoth Plantation for those wishing to use it.)

  • 9:30-10:00 AM: Welcome, introductions, and orientation film.
  • 10:00-10:45AM: Presentation by Peter Follansbee, author, researcher, teacher, lecturer, and joiner.
  • 11:00-11:45 AM and 12:00-12:45 PM: Concurrent educational sessions with 50 attendees in each session, Sessions are available on a first-come first serve basis when registering. (For those not attending these special sessions, you may explore Plimoth Plantation, visit the Mayflower II, tour the visitor center, or browse the museum gift shop.) The special sessions are: Nail Making in Early Plimoth, presented by Mark Atchison, Colonial Artisan; Building the Elizabeth Tilley, behind the scenes tour of the Marine Shop conducted by Peter Arenstam, Captain of the Mayflower II; and Plimoth Plantation and Re-Created Technologies, presented by Dr. Karin Goldstein.
  • 1:00-2:00 PM: Taste the past as you “Eat Like a Pilgrim” in a family style meal including commentary and interpretation from a culinary historian.
  • 2:00-4:30 PM: Open House at Plimoth Plantation. Please wander about the Plantation and enjoy:

Architectural tour of the English Village
Architectural tour of the Wampanoag Village
Display of archaeological finds and tools from the Plimoth Plantation Collection in the Visitor Center
Baking Research, Clome Oven in the English Village Bake House
The Forge in the English Village
Demonstration by Pilgrim and Native American artisans in the Craft Center

4:30 PM: Carpool back to the DoubleTree Hotel
Dinner on your own
7:00-8:00 PM: First Time Attendees Reception at hotel. Come meet and greet first time Annual Meeting attendees and get to know fellow members.
8:15 PM until ?: “Whatsits” Session, bring that tool you just can’t identify and we’ll collectively see if we can figure it out!

Friday May 17, 2013

7:00-8:30 AM: Buffet Breakfast at the hotel
8:00 AM: Morning announcements
8:30 AM: Carpool from hotel to Heritage Museums and Gardens (15 miles from the hotel–plan on a 20-25 minute drive). A map and driving directions will be provided in your registration packet.
9:00 AM- 2 PM: Tours and programs at Heritage Museums and Gardens
9:00-9:30 AM: Arrival at Heritage Museum and Gardens. Self-guided tours of the gardens, various museum collections (American folk art collection of primitive portraits, scrimshaw, Nantucket baskets, weather vanes, advertising signs, and advertising figures), 1908 Looff Carousel, and museum gift shop.
10:00-10:45 AM: Concurrent Guided Special Tours of Auto Gallery and Long Gun Collection (Registration required)
10:45-11:30 AM: Guided Special Tour of Long Gun Collection (Registration required)
11:30-12:30 PM: Box lunch at Heald Conference Center
12:30-1:15 PM: Guided Special Tour of Automobile Gallery (Registration required)
Approx. 2:00 PM: Carpool to Sandwich Glass Museum (.7 miles from Heritage Gardens)
2:00-5:00 PM: Self-guided tour of this small museum, including an opportunity to listen to a talk by Dorothy Hogan-Schofield on the women who decorated glass at Sandwich. Glass blowing demonstrations will also be available.
5:00 PM: Carpool to hotel
Dinner on your own
3:00 PM-6:00 PM Great Planes Trading Company antique tool auction preview at DoubleTree Cape Cod
6:00 PM Great Planes Trading Company Antique Tool Auction

Saturday May 18, 2013

Breakfast on your own
9:00 AM- 1:00 PM: Tool trading and Displays at the DoubleTree Cape Cod

  • Craig Farrow from Ferrisburgh, Vermont will demonstrate some of his expert cabinetmaking skills.
  • Matt Cianci, “The SawWright” will demonstrate the traditional techniques of tuning up and sharpening a hand saw. He’ll even give you an opportunity to try a well tuned hand saw.
  • EAIA members will offer displays for you to enjoy.
  • Tool dealers will offer items for sale.

1:5 PM – 2:45 PM: Bill McMillen will give a lecture on “The History of Tinsmithing in America” and will finish his talk by making a tun cup.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Chris Schwarz will give a talk on “Plain – Not Fancy Tool Chests” Using a reproduction chest and photos of historical models.
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Silent Auction with cash bar. Enjoy appetizers and a drink before dinner while bidding on items donated by EAIA members.
7:00 PM: Banquet and Annual Meeting, with Evening Entertainment

1.  Your registration fee will cover the cost of all museum admission fees.
2.  Your registration fee will cover the cost of breakfast at the hotel on Thursday, May 16th, and Friday, May 17th.
3.  Your registration fee will cover the cost of lunch at Plimoth Plantation on Thursday, May 16th, and lunch at Heritage Museums on Friday May 17th.
4.  Complimentary transportation will be available at both Plimoth Plantation and at Heritage Museums for anyone who wishes to use it.
5.  The $99/night rate at the DoubleTree Hotel is good for three nights before and three nights after our meeting if you would like to extend your stay in Hyannis.