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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: 14th Annual Banjo Collectors' Gathering -- Nov 3-6, 2011

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BrittDLD1 - Posted - 09/12/2011:  09:15:23

I've been asked to post the following:




The 14th Annual Banjo Collectors' Gathering

Nov. 3-6, 2011

Waltham, MA

(at Rt 128/I-95 -- west of Boston)

The Gathering is a weekend-long banjo extravaganza,

running from Thursday evening, Nov. 3 -- to Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6.  

Presentations by leading banjo scholars, will focus on: African Roots, The Minstrel Era,

The Classic Era, and contemporary reproductions.

Hundreds of rare vintage banjos will be on display -- including many for sale.


Events will include:

o  An 'insiders' look at the instrument collection of the Boston Museum of

Fine Arts --  home of the Consalvi "King" banjo,  the most ornate 19th

century banjo extant.

o  A preview of Marc Field's comprehensive "Banjo Project" video.

o  History and personal reminiscences of the Arthur E. Smith Banjo Co.

by co-founder Kate Spencer.

o  Jim Bollman will host small-group tours of his unparalleled collection of

19th C. banjos, toys, photographs, and collectibles. (Signup required)

The Gathering will be held at:

          The Hilton Garden Inn

          420 Totten Pond Road

           Waltham, MA 02451


The Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located off Exit 27a of I-95 / Rt-128

which is the inner ring road just west of Boston.


Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

Call 781-890-0100, or register online at


Identify yourself with the Banjo Collectors Gathering, and code BAN11 (one, one) for a special room rate of $105 per night single or double occupancy. A limited number of discounted rooms are available on a first come, first served basis -- so we recommend that you make reservations early.



The registration fee for the Gathering is $225. As always, we recommend signing up early to avoid disappointment, as we can only accommodate a limited number of participants.

Registration payments should be made ASAP to:

    Peter Szego

      2 Beekman Lane

      Hillsborough, NJ 08844

For more info -- or if you have questions -- please contact:

  Hank Schwartz --

   -- or --

   Peter Szego --

   Jim Bollman --



I'll be there. I'm not presenting anything this time.  But I might give

a few updates to some previous info I've presented.


Ed Britt


Edited by - BrittDLD1 on 09/12/2011 09:21:59

Slingerland - Posted - 09/12/2011:  09:39:32

Sounds like a great time. Wish I could make it!

BrittDLD1 - Posted - 09/14/2011:  08:18:39


BrittDLD1 - Posted - 09/14/2011:  12:42:43

I've started a discussion topic about the 14th Annual Banjo Collectors' Gathering:


Ed Britt


BrittDLD1 - Posted - 09/23/2011:  13:24:59

Great News!

Thanks to our BHO discussion...

Jim and Peter have decided to offer an


--- "Introductory Day Rate" --- for FIRST-time attendees ---



Go to the Collectors' Gathering Topic for details:






Ed Britt

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