“Specializing in the collection, research, and preservation of toothpick holders.”
Mt Washington fingers RS Germany Ruby Stained RS Prussia Emerald Hermann Ohme Japanese Ruby Stained Royal Bayreuth, Bavaria Emerald RS Germany Opalescent Eureka set Royal Bayreuth, Tapestry Scalloped Six Point Set Japanese Geishas Diamond Spearpoint set RS Prussia Heisey Glass Co. Japanese Seto toothpicks Opalescent Japanese Kutani, Satsuma, Kaga


Each year the NTHCS holds a convention where members meet, socialize, buy toothpick holders (either through sales tables or at the annual auction), and learn more about toothpick holders from learned collectors or from educational display tables.  Optional tours are arranged at the cities in which they are held.  A Saturday banquet is also a part of the convention festivities.

Convention 2023 (Combined with Antique Glass Salt & Sugar Shakers collectors)
Dates: August 3 thru August 5, 2023

Location: Detroit MI

HotelHilton Garden Inn - Detroit Metro Airport
           31800 Smith Road
           Romulus, MI 48174

Tour: Three glass museums in NW Ohio August 3 Thursday 8:00 am Bus (home by 6:00pm)
           Fostoria Heritage Glass Museum, Tiffin Glass Museum, Toledo Museum of Art
peaker: Two speakers on Saturday 
:   Nancy Askin

Convention 2022 (Combined with Antique Glass Salt & Sugar Shakers and Milk Glass collectors)
Dates: September 8-10, 2022

Location: Lexington Kentucky

Hotel:  Clarion Hotel Conference Center North
           1950 Newton Pike
           Lexington, KY 40511

Tours: Kentucky Horse Park September 8 Thursday 9:15am Bus
           Contains 3 museums: International Museum of the Horse; American Saddlebred Museum; Wheeler Museum
peaker: Tom Jiamachello on Decoration on Milk Glass
Hosts:   Nancy Askin & Sonia Smith

Convention 2021 (Combined with Antique Glass Salt & Sugar Shakers collectors)
Dates: August 19-21, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Hotel:  Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Airport
           8402 University Boulevard
           Pittsburgh, PA 15108
           (412) 329-1400

Tours:          Duncan & Miller Glass Museum
Hosts:   Nancy Askin & Judy Knauer

Convention 2020

Dates:   Cancelled

Convention 2019

Dates:   August 7-10, 2019  

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Hotel:  Crown Plaza Hotel
           830 Phillips Lane
           Louisville, KY 40209
           (888) 233-9527

Tours: Kentucky Derby Museum
          Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum

Speaker:  Richard Ryan - Colored Stains and Applied Finishes
Host:   Melvina Prather

Convention 2018

Dates:   August 1-4, 2018  
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Hotel:  Embassy Suites- Kansas City International Airport
           7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
           Kansas City, MO 64153
           (816) 891-7788
Tours: Arabia Steamboat Museum
         National World War I Museum and Memorial
         Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Speaker:  Richard Ryan - New England Glass
Hosts:   Kathy and Bob DeWitt - (816) 590-4644

Convention 2017

Dates:   August 17-19, 2017  
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Hotel:  Crowne Plaza - Indianapolis Airport
           2501 W. High School Road
           Indianapolis IN 46241
           (317) 244-6861
Speakers:  Sid Lethbridge, Paul Kirk
Host:   Judy Knauer

Convention 2016

Dates:   August 3-6, 2016  
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Hotel:  Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
           3315 Scott Futrell Dr.
           Charlotte NC 28208
           (704) 392-1200
Tours:  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
           Mint Museum
           Aviation Museum

Host:  Blaine Moore
Gallery of photos from the Convention

Convention 2015

Dates:   August 5-8, 2015  
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Hotel:  Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
           877 Williston Road
           Burlington VT
           (802) 865-6600
Tours:  Lobster Cruise on Lake Champlain
           Tour of Vermont, including a stop at Ben & Jerry's

Speakers:  David Salazar, Jay Rogers, Susan Ryan, Tom Jiamachello
Host:   Tom Jiamachello.
Gallery of photos from the Convention

Convention 2014

Dates:   August 6-9, 2014  
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Hotel:  Embassy Suites and Convention Center
           2501 Conference Dr.
           Norman Oklahoma 73069
           (405) 364-8040, or 1-800-embassy
Web Site:  norman.embassysuites.com
Tours:  Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum in Norman
           Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City

Entertainment:  Oklahoma Indian Dancers
Free parking, free breakfasts and evening snacks.

Convention 2013

Dates:     August 8-10, 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hotel:     Crowne Plaza
             5700 28th Street SE
             Grand Rapids, MI 49546
             (616) 957-1770

Tours:    Ford Museum and Grand Rapids Museum
             Meijer Gardens

Speakers:  Brad Gougeon on Milk Glass TPs
                 Richard Ryan on Figural Toothpicks
  Host: Lorraine Holt
Gallery of photos from the Convention

Convention 2012

Dates:  August 9-11, 2012
Location:  Nashville, Tennessee
Tours:  City Tour,  Country Music Museum
           Grand Old Opry
Speakers:  Leland Marple - Phoenix Glass
:  Fred Phelps
Gallery of photos from the Convention

Convention 2011

Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Host: Jay Rogers
Gallery of photos from the Convention

Convention 2010

Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania

Gallery of photos from the Convention