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It’s that time of the year again. Please send in your 2018 Membership Renewal Form today. If you want to become a new member, please send in a 2018 Regular Membership Form or 2018 Regular Membership Form (for ages 5-15). For those who would like to do a little extra, consider joining the Gilbert Centurions – for an additional $75, you can help support the newsletter, keep convention registration fees low, and subsidize fees for Junior members. Thank you!

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We are a group of collectors who focus on products produced by and information about the former A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, Conn. These include Erector sets, chemistry sets, American Flyer trains, and many others products. Our goals are to showcase and celebrate the works of A.C. Gilbert, and promote the Heritage Society by educating the public and by sharing the works of our members.

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January 7, 2018 · by David Gilbert · Uncategorized
TV interview of ACGHS collector and model builder Bill Malczan

TV interview of Bill Malczan prior to the 1996 National Convention

TV interview of A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society collector and model builder, Bill Malczan, in his home prior to the 1996 ACGHS National Convention at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bill hosted the 1996 Convention, and contacted Dave Blood to ensure we could share this video with all of our members. Thanks to both Bill Malczan and Dave Blood for making this possible!

View the video of ACGHS collector and model builder Bill Malczan
January 24, 2017 · by David Gilbert · Events, News

The 2018 Spring Midwest Regional Meeting will be held on April 28, 2018 at the Faith Community Center in Lafayette, Indiana. Learn more on our Calendar of Events page.

Ken Weinig will be hosting the 2018 National Convention in the towns of Rumney and Plymouth, New Hampshire on Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15. A Cog Railway trip at nearby Mount Washington is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 and the club will get a discount if there more than 20 riders. Learn more on our Calendar of Events page.

November 30, 2016 · by David Gilbert · Events, News
Mr. Gilbert's Railroad. Photo copyright and courtesy of the Eli Whitney Museum.

Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad. Photo copyright and courtesy of the Eli Whitney Museum.

The Whitney Workshop at the Eli Whitney Museum in New Haven, Connecticut, opens its annual Holiday Exhibition on Friday, November 24th at noon. Classic, New Haven-made American Flyer trains for all to run…and wooden trains kits to buy and build (ages 5 and up).

Where: The Whitney Workshop, 915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT
When:  Opens Friday, November 24th, Noon – 5pm; Closes:  Sunday, January 14th
Hours:  Saturdays 10am – 3pm; Sundays Noon – 5pm
Closed: Christmas and New Year’s Day

The trains run on the weekends through January 14th, 2018.

Special Days:  Dec 26 – 29 Noon – 5pm

Cost: Admission Free. Donations welcome.

Learn more and see a complete schedule on

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