Registration Form Here
Hotel Information Here
The tables of auction glass for the annual Percy and Vivian Moore Weekend (PVMW) are filling nicely as Northwoods Heisey Study Club members prepare to welcome Heisey friends to Minnesota Sept. 21 and 22. The club is looking forward to providing guests an entertaining weekend as we come together to raise funds for our National Heisey Glass Museum.
In addition to good food and great glass, we are also looking forward to sharing a few interesting stories of HCA members and their passion for Heisey glass, as well as a fascinating connection between Heisey and Minnesota!
Here are some important details for those of you who are planning to attend:
Don’t be confused by two Hampton Inns in Bloomington!
The official event hotel is the new Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Bloomington West at 5400 American Blvd. W., Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437. Be aware that there is another Hampton Inn in Bloomington just a few miles east of the hotel selected for PVMW so make sure you get to the correct hotel!
Your first stop for the weekend’s activities is the home of Bev and Bob Heise, 9850 Colorado Road, Bloomington, MN 55438, for the registration open house Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Pick up your registration packet and socialize with Heisey friends while enjoying light refreshments and Bev and Bob’s extensive glass collection.
If you arrive too late for the registration open house you may pick up your registration materials at the Welcome Dinner, which is at the Centennial Lakes Hughes Pavilion, 7499 France Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55435, beginning with happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Don’t forget the Road Finds Competition
If you purchase some Heisey glass on your journey to Minnesota, be sure to enter the Road Finds Competition for a chance to win the prestigious traveling trophy to keep for a year. Just bring your special glass to the Welcome Dinner and display it on the Road Finds table. Your fellow HCA members vote for their favorite pieces by placing dollar bills in the “ballot” box with the item they like best. Everyone can vote for as many pieces as they like, as many times as they wish. All proceeds benefit the Museum.
Come for the weekend, stay for a week
And now, for the final installment in our series of suggested places to visit in Minnesota…
With more than 1.5 million Scandinavians living in Minnesota, the largest concentration in the country, It doesn’t seem that a trip here would be complete without a visit to the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in Minneapolis. Located in an historic mansion affectionately known as “The Castle,” ASI has been compared to Boston’s famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or Manhattan’s Frick. Take a tour or wander at your own pace through the mansion and its strikingly modern addition with large gallery, gift shop and acclaimed café featuring regional ingredients in a Nordic-inspired menu. (Note: The mansion’s dining room table is often set with intriguing glass.)
Special exhibits at ASI during PVMW include:
Goudron Sjödén – A Colourful Universe, showcasing the work of a renowned Swedish fashion designer whose whimsical clothing spreads “cheerful splashes of color all over the world.”
Alison Aune & Kirsten Aune – Colors from the North, featuring textiles, prints and paintings inspired by traditional folk art patterns and contemporary Scandinavian designs
The American Swedish Institute is at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55407, which is about 12.1 miles from the official hotel. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues., Thurs., Fri., & Sat.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weds.; noon to 5 p.m. Sun. Admission is $5 ages 6 to 18, $10 adults, $7 62 and older.
If you have any questions about Percy and Vivian Moore Weekend contact Bev Heise at 952-831-9335 or Mary Olson at 612-597-1284.