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The 2015 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society National Convention will be held on Saturday, July 25 at the Holiday Inn St. Louis – South County Center in St. Louis, Missouri. To view all the Convention details and retrieve a Convention Registration Form, visit the 2015 ACGHS National Convention page.
The ACGHS 2015 Spring Midwest Regional meeting is scheduled for April 11, 2015 at the Faith Community Center, 5572 Mercy Way, Lafayette, IN, from 8:00 – 12:00 noon. The meeting is being hosted by Marilyn and Ruth Hirth. Invitations with maps and details will be sent to the Midwest Region members, but members from any other regions and their guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. As in past years, anyone in town on Friday evening is invited to the Golden Corral between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm for an informal gathering. For more information, contact Dr. Marilyn Hirth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, July 12 was a resounding success. Kudos to organizers Tom Lindsey and Randy Sauder, who did a stellar job organizing the event. See photos from the 2014 National Convention.
My mother was employed by the A.C. Gilbert Co. in the early 1930s. I believe she was Mr. Gilbert’s personal secretary for a short period. However, I have a photograph of my mother modeling what I believe is an Electric Manicure Machine. Was there ever such a product or was this a prototype but never manufactured for production? Any information you can render would be most appreciated. Sincerely, Tom Twohill (email@example.com). P.S. My mother’s maiden name was Catherine (Kay) Callahan.
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As the publisher of Lucky Penny Publishing and the great granddaughter of A.C. Gilbert, I am pleased to offer the eBook version of his autobiography, The Man Who Lives in Paradise, for your eReader library. As a child I was told stories about my great grandfather and knew he was an Olympic athlete. From a young age, I believed if he could do it, I could do it.
The ebook version of The Man Who Lives in Paradise, originally published in print in 1954, is now available for $9.99 at Lucky Penny Press. $2 of every sale benefits the A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society.
We thank you for your support of our new publishing company and for keeping the legacy and spirit of A.C. Gilbert alive.
Melissa Marsted – Founder and Publisher of Lucky Penny Publishing; Mother of William Gilbert Bermant; Daughter of Jeffrey Gilbert Marsted; Granddaughter of Lucretia Gilbert Rowbottom; Great, Great Granddaughter of A.C. Gilbert.