Plans are shaping up for the Percy and Vivian Moore Weekend (PVMW) and beautiful glass is accumulating for the event’s live and silent auctions. Members of Northwoods Heisey Study Club are looking forward to welcoming you to the Twin Cities area Sept. 21 and 22.
The weekend will begin with an open house with light refreshments Friday afternoon, 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the home of Bob and Bev Heise in Bloomington. There you will check in, collect your final schedule and other materials, and view the Heise’s glass.
Bev describes their collection as eclectic. She has a great fondness for Heisey vases of all types while Bob has a large collection of barware. Bev was thrilled to have added six vases to her collection in June when she and Bob traveled to Newark for the convention. She loves Heisey colors, especially Cobalt, Moongleam and Alexandrite, and they are prominent in the Heise’s collection. Bob and Bev have dedicated one room to displays of Heisey glass and they have decorated much of their home with Heisey glass. Be sure to check out the clever display of swung vases in the lower level shower!
The Welcome Dinner follows at Centennial Lakes Hughes Pavilion in Edina, which is a beautiful, enclosed space overlooking a small lake. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m., beer, wine and soft drinks are included in the fee. The evening incudes a Road Finds competition, raffle and silent auction.
Saturday morning and early afternoon are free to explore Twin Cities area highlights suggested by Northwoods Heisey Study Club members in the Heisey in the Northwoods – Come for the Weekend, Stay for the Week guide. If you didn’t pick one up at the convention, you will find it online at www.NorthwoodsHeisey.glass.
Saturday’s official festivities begin with wine (and other beverages) and appetizers from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the home of Mary and Doug Olson in St. Paul’s Ramsey Hill neighborhood, which is on the National Register of Historic Places (more about that next month). The Olson’s enjoy entertaining and using their Heisey glass.
The gala dinner will follow at the beautifully restored Commodore Bar and Restaurant just three blocks down the street from the Olson’s home. The evening will feature the HCA Annual Meeting, a live auction and program.
Come for the weekend, stay for a week
Here’s another Minneapolis/St. Paul attraction suggested by Northwoods Heisey to consider for your itinerary when you come for the Percy and Vivian Moore Weekend:
The Minnesota Museum of American Pattern Glass is a small museum dedicated to preserving and providing free public access to a large collection of decorated American pattern glass. It showcases a private collector’s extensive collection of glass made between 1890 and 1925, including some Heisey glass. The museum is located at 15 1st St S, Suite A4, Minneapolis, MN 55401, which is 13.2 miles from the official PVMW hotel. Hours are noon to 3 p.m., Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. For more information go to www.mnmapg.org
Make your decision today to attend this important HCA fundraiser to support the museum! The registration deadline is August 31.