NAWCC NATIONAL ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES
CREATED AND ORGANIZED
BY BOB FRISHMAN
In 2014, Bob was honored to be named Chairman of the Ward Francillon Time Symposium Committee of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC). Ward primarily was responsible for establishing these important yearly events, now nearly four-decades old, and in 2003 they were named for him before his passing in 2004. Bob continues his legacy, and opened a new chapter by determining to host them at world-class cultural institutions with significant horological collections. The first, in October of 2016, was at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. These were followed in 2017 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and in 2018 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. In 2019, he assisted in creating and running an international symposium in Nuremberg, Germany, in collaboration with our sister horological association in that country. The 2021 symposium, again Bob's sole creation and delayed for a year by COVID, will be in Philadelphia at the new Museum of the American Revolution. Plans already are underway for a 2022 conference in New York City on the theme of important horological collectors of the past. Links to symposium websites are below.