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We are a group of collectors who focus on products produced by and information about the former A.C. GilbertTM Company. These include Erector sets, chemistry sets, microscopes, American Flyer trains and many others.
- Showcase and celebrate the works of A.C.Gilbert
- Promote the Heritage Society by educating the public and by showing the works of our members.
The new September 2013 Newsletter is out. Truly an outstanding issue. Dave and Marilyn Blood along with all contributing authors get the "Slap On The Back Award.
News and Upcoming Events
NEW The ACGHS Midwest Regional will be Saturday September 21, 2013 in Racine Wisconsin at Gateway Technical College from 8:00-noon. No charge for admission or tables. All ACGHS members are invited. There will be an Open House on Friday afternoon, the 20th, and Satruday afternoon at Dave's. Also on Friday evening, the traditional tower climb and dinner will be at the Wind Point Lighthouse. Contact Dave Blood for information 262-681-2172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW The ACGHS Mid-Atlantic Regional will be Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main Street in Strasburg, PA 17579 from 9:00-2:00 p.m. hosted by Dennis Cannon and Ron Ford. All ACGHS members are invited. Strasburg is a great colonial steam train town which features a Railroad Museum, The TCA Toy Train Museum (with a special Tribute to A. C. Gilbert Section) and great operating toy and train displays.
NEW The 2014 National Convention will be at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest hotel in Atlanta, Georgia Saturday July 12, 2014.
More details to come. Get the date on your calendar now.
9/16/13 MEGA NEWS FLASH - MECCANO PURCHASED BY CANADIAN COMPANY SPIN MASTER. PLANS HEAD TO HEAD BATTLE WITH LEGO BY BRINGING BACK ERECTOR GLORY. FULL STORY ON ACGHS FACEBOOK PAGE.
8/5/13 NEW If you haven't yet joined the ACGHS Facebook page you're missing out on the fun. Never before published family pictures of A. C. Gilbert will be found there. Ask questions. Sell. See great models or member video interviews. Check out convention coverage. Join today. Check it out here.
2/9/13 Bruce Hansen's comprehensive book on Gilbert's Wheel Toys
Part 1 Part 2
7/17/10 Watch this terrific YouTube video
made at the 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting.
Thanks to Dave Blood and crew for putting this together.
For Members Only
Minutes of the 7/13/13 Board Meeting are on the Members Only page
The 2013 Treasury Status is on the Members Only page
The ACGHS Members Models Manual 2012 edition is available for
$10 $5 post paid to all members.
Send your check made out to ACGHS to Joe Swiatek. His address in is the Membership Directory.
Low resolution copy of the ACGHS Members Models Manual 2012 edition.
We want to add your unique models to the next edition of this manual.
Send your pictures and descriptions to Bruce Hansen
See our specs for the manual
Exclusive Special Edition Erector 100th anniversary model replica of the A.C. Gilbert Hall of Science Building is available for purchase on the Members Only page
4/14/12 Manuals for #6.5 and 1929 #7.5, B and 10/12 sets
now in pdf format on the Members Only page
NEW Members' Activities Page.
Have you had a Gilbert display in a public place? Do you have a Gilbert Room that you would like to share? Any other Gilbert related activities?
Please send pictures and a description to Randy Sauder. Email address is in the directory.
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