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2021 Annual Meeting



The TCC is pleased to announce that next year’s Annual Meeting will be held on October 14 – 17, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. This area of the scenic Brandywine Valley is rich in history and steeped in the legacy of the du Pont family. A close collaboration with Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library will enable TCC members to enjoy on-site lectures, tours, and interactive programming. This magnificent estate of Henry Francis du Pont, a prolific and astute collector, is a world-renowned museum. The stellar collection of ceramics provides unsurpassed opportunities for in-depth exploration of British transferware in the context of social history.


Father Mathew bowlThe theme of next year’s meeting, Patterns of Purpose: Transferware Designed to Influence, Inform, and Impress, will focus on the powerful messages of transferware patterns, which were created not merely for aesthetic appeal, but also with the express purposes of influencing thought and spurring social action; educating children and adults; impressing family, friends and constituents; and commemorating significant events. The Annual Meeting will feature speakers from the United States and Great Britain, and will include tours of the Winterthur museum period rooms and exhibition galleries, and vessel handling sessions with ceramic experts. As always, the conference will include the ever-popular Transferware Raffle, an extraordinary Transferware Sale, and informal sessions in which members will share their transferware treasures and discoveries.

DoubleTreeThe Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Wilmington will serve as the conference hotel for attendees. This spacious and newly-renovated conference center is located just a few miles from Winterthur and is conveniently adjacent to the Concord Shopping Mall. It is easily accessible for travelers arriving by air, train or automobile: via the Philadelphia International Airport, the Wilmington Amtrak station, or interstate highways.

Mark your calendars now and make plans to join friends and fellow transferware enthusiasts for an exciting and informative TCC Annual Meeting in Wilmington, Delaware in October. More information will be forthcoming and registration specifics will be provided once plans are finalized. Watch the TCC website and eNews for details!