Conference 2019 Program

201Haviland Collectors International Foundation 30th Annual Conference

Haviland in the Rock and Roll Capital

Embassy Suites Cleveland – Rockside

June 12 – 16, 2019

All events take place in the Salon 1 Ballroom, unless otherwise noted. Meals will be served in Salon 4.


  • Tour, 9:00 am: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Conference Registration, 8:00 – 9:00 am, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Ballroom Hall
  • HCIF/HCIEF Board Meetings, 7:30 pm, Salon 1


  • Conference Registration, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Ballroom Hall
  • Show and Tell Set Up and Auction Set Up
  • Tour, 8:15 am: City tour, Western Reserve Historical Society, Auto-Aviation Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Manager’s Reception, 5:30 pm, Atrium
  • Dessert and Cheese Reception, 7:00 pm
  • President’s Welcome, 7:45 pm
  • Presentation 8:00 pm:, The Haviland & Co. 1891 Catalog

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

  • Conference Registration, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Ballroom Hall
  • Publication Sales, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Opening Session, 9:00 am
  • Meet and Greet New Attendees
  • Presentation, 9:15 am: A History of Major Haviland Retailers, Part 2
  • Break, 10:15 am
  • Show and Tell, 10:30 am
  • Lunch, 12:00 pm
  • Show and Tell, 1:15 pm
  • Presentation, 2:00 pm: “What Did Garfield Eat?”: Foods of the Victorian Era
  • Break, 2:45 pm
  • Presentation, 3:00 pm: “Which Fork Do I Use?”: Dining Etiquette in the Gilded Age
  • Manager’s Reception, 5:30 pm, Atrium
  • Dinner, 6:30 pm
  • Presentation, 7:45 pm: Haviland of the Rich & Famous


  • Publication Sales, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Presentation, 9:30 am: Saga of the Schleiger Saucers
  • Break, 10:30 am
  • Presentation, 10:45 am: Gumps of San Francisco
  • Annual Meeting, 11:45 am
  • Lunch, 12:15 pm
  • HCIF/HCIEF Board Meetings, 1:15 pm, Conference Room 1
  • Benefit Auction, 3:00 pm
  • Manager’s Reception, 5:30 pm, Atrium
  • Banquet, 6:00 pm
  • Introduction of New Board of Directors
  • Benefit Auction, 7:00 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019

  • Show and Sale, 10:30 am for members, 11:30 am for non-members


Wednesday, June 12. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our tour begins at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio. We will have a guided tour of the Garfield Home that will take us back in time to the 1880’s, the height of the Victorian era. Beautifully restored to its appearance when the Garfield family walked its halls, the home contains 80% original furnishings that belonged to James Garfield and his family, including first lady Lucretia Randolph Garfield’s Haviland service. The Visitor Center offers museum exhibits chronicling the life of James A. Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States.

Our next stop is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, which recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll. Lunch is on your own at this location.

Thursday, June 13. 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

Our tour begins with a guided bus tour of the area, when we will view Cleveland sites such as Edgewater Park, The Christmas Story House, The Arcade, and The Flats. We will visit the Western Reserve Historical Society, where we will tour the fabulous Auto-Aviation Museum. Northeast Ohio was a crucial hub of development in the transportation industry. The Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection brings the history of transportation alive through the over 170 antique automobiles, 21 non-car transportation artifacts (motorcycles, bicycles, and boats), 12 aircraft, and 3 carriages and sleighs. We will also tour an historic home and ride the wonderful Grand Carousel. Lunch is on your own at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where we will spend the balance of the afternoon.

The cost of each tour is $55.00. Lunch is on your own on both days.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, Ohio, 44131
(216) 986-9900

The HCIF conference guest room rate is $109.00 per night for single and double occupancy. The hotel will honor these rates for three nights before and after the conference, based upon availability.