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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.
News and Upcoming Events
The ACGHS 2014 Spring Midwest Regional meeting is already scheduled for Saturday, April 5, at the Faith Community Center, 5572 Mercy Way in Lafayette, IN, from 8:00 - noon hosted by Harvey, Marilyn & Ruth Hirth. Invitations with maps and details will be sent to the Midwest Region members in mid-March 2014, but members from any other regions and their guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. As in past years, anyone in town on Friday evening is invited to the Golden Corral between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm for an informal gathering. For more information, contact Dr. Marilyn Hirth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 4th Annual Toy Steam Engine & Erector Set Show will be at the National NY Central Railroad Museum, 721 S. Main St. Elkhart, Indiana May 3rd, 2014 (10 AM -5 PM). Contact ACGHS member Richard Leach if you need information (email@example.com).
Excitement continues to grow for our upcoming National Convention. The 2014 event will be at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest hotel in Atlanta, Georgia Saturday July 12, 2014. This is one event you will not want to miss.
More details to come. Get the date on your calendar now.
12/14/13 The new FREE ACGHS Facebook site is already approaching 150 members. Why not you? If you're not there you're missing out. Great pictures, great sets, great models and great posts. Ask questions, sell, see convention news and member video interviews. 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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