If you are an old time collector looking to meet with other like-minded marble collectors, or you are just beginning to find the fun in collecting marbles, we urge you to come to one of our Midwest Marble Club meetings or shows and enjoy the amazing world of collectible marbles. See what it’s like to feel like a kid again hunting through a group of recently found marbles, looking for that “diamond in the rough” marble, or gazing at some truly remarkable and beautiful works of art. Our members meet quarterly to buy, sell and trade amongst themselves and the public.
Members also help new members and the public identify the “unknown” marbles in their collections or recent finds, as well as provide advice on finding, organizing and displaying their marble collections.
April 28, 2018 Rum River Art Center Marble Show and Member Meeting
The Midwest Marble Club’s Rum River Art Center Member Marble Show and Meeting on April 28, 2018 was a success. We had about 75 people walk through the show. Most where from the general public, however several were members, some of whom had not made a Club Meeting in years. Show tables were only $10/table, most of which was then donated to the Rum River Art Center. Feedback from the member/vendors was very positive, leading us to look at doing a one-day member show again next year – 2019.
Midwest Marble Club Member Picnic – July 28th
The Midwest Marble Club Member Picnic on July 28th was great success. The 25 – 30 members who attended had a lot of fun. The weather was perfect for a picnic. Midwest Club Member – James Henke, did a contemporary marble making demonstration that everyone enjoyed watching. There was plenty of food for all. There were many displays of non-glass marbles, including stone, mineral, clay, Benningtons and porcelain marbles by members. Photos have been posted. If anyone who attended the picnic has any additional photos, please send them to Alan Rupp and they will be added to the mix. Feedback from the members was very positive, leading us to look at doing it again at North River Hills Park next year – 2019.
September 15, 2018 Midwest Marble Club Fall Show
The 2018 Midwest Marble Show is scheduled for September 15, 2018 to again be held at Centerstone Plaza in Rochester, MN.
All marble collectors/sellers are welcome to set up a table or two. Show space is limited so call soon to reserve a table.
In-Room Trading September 12, 13 & 14
The Public is welcome to attend as well. Come see the wide variety of old and new marbles. You won’t believe them until you see them for yourself. Door Prizes.
Address: Centerstone Plaza, 401 6th Street SW, Rochester, MN
$85 Room Reservation by August 30, 2018 – Call 507-288-2677 to make reservations
Show tables will be $25 per table.
Public Showtime on the 15th is from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
For more information contact: Jeff Loven at 320-420-0150
November 10, 2018 Midwest Marble Club Meeting
The next Midwest Marble Club Meeting is scheduled for November 10, 2018 at the Southdale Library., the Ridgedale Library is still unavailable. The focuses of the meeting will be the Silent Auction; Marble Games, Books and Paraphernalia; and New Member Appreciation. The Public as well as members, are welcome to attend.
Contact us to learn more about the Midwest Marble Club.