Register Today for the 2015 Meeting!

Come join your fellow EAIA members at a great annual meeting in one of the oldest cities in North America, historic Quebec City, Canada! We’ll tour the walled city of Old Quebec with its cobble-stoned streets lined with 17th and 18th century buildings, its fort, and the Citadelle Museum. We’ll explore the archeological site beneath the Dufferin Terrace and even enjoy some special chocolate treats at the historic home of the last French Governor General. Quebec City is considered to be one of the top ten cities in the world to visit and you’ll get an inside look at much of it during this meeting. Quebec City has great shopping, fabulous restaurants, and beautiful scenery and is loaded with history. You’ll need your passport, so make sure it is up to date and come join your fellow EAIA members for a stimulating and fascinating visit to one of the world’s great cities. And bring a friend!

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Old Quebec City

Old Quebec City


NOTE: times & events subject to change

Wednesday May 13th, 2015

Noon-5PM Tailgating in hotel parking lot
1-7 PM Registration in hotel lobby
4 PM EAIA Board meeting

Thursday May 14th, 2015

7-8:30 AM Registration & buffet breakfast in hotel.
8 AM Morning Announcements?
9:00 AM-1 PM Motor coach tour of Old Quebec with a costumed guide includes visit to the Citadelle Museum.
1:00PM Lunch – on your own
After Lunch Explore Old Quebec on your own. Shuttle buses available to take you back to the hotel at 2:15 P.M, 3:00 P.M. and 3:45 P.M.
Dinner on your own
7:00-8:00 PM Dessert Social and first time attendees reception
8:15 PM “Whatsits” session at hotel.

Old Quebec, Cannonball in a Tree

Friday May 15th, 2015

7-8:30 AM Buffet breakfast in hotel
8 AM Morning Announcements?
9:00 AM-Noon Motor Coach Tour of the Saint Louis Forts & Chateaux Historic site as well as a “Chocolaty Time” at the Chateau St. Louis. Motor Coach will return you to the hotel.
Noon Lunch on your own
1:00 P.M. – ? Car Pool tours of the Cote De Beaupre – multiple sites to visit.
Dinner on your own
7:30 PM Lecture by Martin J. Donnelley “Historic Tool Research in the Information Age” at the hotel.

Saturday May 16th, 2015

9 AM-1PM Tool Exchange and Displays in hotel.
2:00 PM John Porritt’s presentation on “An approach to Restoration”
4:30-6:15 PM Silent auction and cash bar
6:30 PM Banquet and Annual meeting

Thursday May 14th, 2015 – Our guides will help you relive 400 years of action packed history. You’ll see fine old 17th and 18th century buildings, fortifications and picturesque places such as: the Chateau Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, Notre-Dame-de-Quebec-basilica and Place Royale. You’ll also enjoy a guided visit of the Citadelle with information about the American attacks, development of the fortifications and you’ll be able to visit the Citadelle Museum which re-opened in May of 2014 after extensive renovation.
Friday May 15th, 2015 – With our guides we’ll spend the morning visiting the St. Lois Forts and Chateau Historic Sites beneath the Dufferin Terrace, an archeological crypt revealing what was for 200 years the official seat of power of the French and British governors. A lecture by a Parks Canada archeologist will enhance your understanding of this unique place and the more than 1 million artifacts that reflect the life of the governors and their households. We’ll end our tour with a ‘Chocolaty Time” at Chateau Louis with an interactive and fun chocolate tasting.
In the afternoon we’ll carpool to sites of your choice on the Cote de Beaupre including a woodcarving shop, a copper and silversmith’s shop where you can try your hand at working with copper, or visit the cathedral of St. Anne de Beaupre, the most visited pilgrimage site in North America, founded in 1658.

Old Quebec City

Old Quebec City


3401 boulevard Ste-Anne, Quebec, QC, G1E3L4
Group reservation cutoff date is April 13, 2015
Group rate is $104.00 per night Canadian* plus tax, single or double occupancy and is good from May 10th thru May 18th, 2015
Please reserve promptly and use confirmation #220102 to insure you get the special room rate and mention THE EARLY AMERICAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION when making your reservation.

*When spending money in Canada you’ll get the best rate if you use a credit card. The exchange rates change daily for Canadian vs. U.S. dollars. Generally over the past couple of years the exchange rate has been in favor of U.S. dollars.

Hotel For Annual Meeting

Hotel Ambassadeur in Quebec City, our base of Operations for the 2015 Annual Meeting


DISPLAYS are vital for the meeting’s success. All members are encouraged to bring a display. It can be large or small. You may take a full table (6 feet) or a half table (3 feet). There is no charge for a display table.

This year’s THEME is: “Tools that Fit in Your Pocket”

Prizes are awarded for the best 3 displays IN THEME and the best 3 displays OUT OF THEME.

The TOOL EXCHANGE is central to our Annual Meeting

  • Any antique tool sellers may participate in the TOOL EXCHANGE. The seller need NOT be registered for the meeting. All the seller needs to do is return this registration form with table payment. The seller and one helper may participate.
  • If you are registered for the meeting, you get a reduced table rental fee.

The SILENT AUCTION on Saturday evening consists of donated items for sale to benefit EAIA’s ongoing work. Your donation is tax deductible. Please consider bringing an item for the auction!


Bring your Children and/or Grandchildren!

The EAIA board has decided that for our 2015 Annual Meeting children 12 and under may attend for free, and that children 13-18 may attend for a registration fee of $100.


EAIA has also received six “Registration Scholarships” from generous EAIA members of $215 each to cover the registration costs for this meeting. These are available on a first come, first serve basis for first time attendees age 50 and under. To request one of these scholarships contact
John Verrill at 703-967-9399

Register Online:

Registration Options
Need a display table?
First Time Attendee?


Or Register via mail:

Please complete and return this 2015 Quebec Registration Form with your check payable to EAIA to:

Paul Van Pernis
1100 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, Wisconsin, 54806

Please include your phone number and/or e-mail address as they are very important in case we need to contact you regarding your registration