“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

Conventions

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 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
Tours:  
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

Speakers: 
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
 Host
:  Fred Phelps
Gallery of photos from the Convention


Convention 2011

Dates:
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Hotel:
Tours:
Speakers:
Host: Jay Rogers
Gallery of photos from the Convention

Convention 2010

Dates:
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Hotel:

Tours:
Speakers:
Host:
Gallery of photos from the Convention