We're having a tag sale!
It's this Sunday @ the school, from 12:30 - 5:00.
Largest museum in the world tasked with presenting our shared art, history and science of time and time keeping.
The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest expansion opened in October 1999 and featured an entirely new and redesigned exhibit space, as well as a new two-story addition. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.
We're having a tag sale!
It's this Sunday @ the school, from 12:30 - 5:00.
Circa 1875 American Clock Co. Dolphin model, iron front shelf clock. The case features a woman and angel sitting atop the dial holding a lyre. Below the dial are two dolphins. #objectoftheday
Don't miss the upcoming TimeTalk:
"The first weekend of November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time, making a museum dedicated to clocks and watches the perfect destination.
To mark this event, the NAWCC Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA, is really going Old School with a presentation by North American Sundial Society member Ken Clark from 11 AM to noon on Saturday, November 2."
Day Light Saving Time & A Local Sundial Celebrity
Circa 1930 J. Oswald owl rolling eye novelty clock with a carved wood case. #objectoftheday
Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR novelty pocket watch with a quartz movement. The dial features his signature in Red and the NASCAR logo. #objectoftheday
Gold discovered... in a fabulous blend of colors! 1963 Bulova ad.
Circa 1906 New Haven "Los Barrios" mission style shelf clock. #objectoftheday
Such a beautiful day here in Columbia!
#museumoftime #museum #nawccmuseum #nawcc #clocks #watches #watchesofinstagram #clockmuseum #watchmuseum
Photo credit: @benjaminerrickson
Circa 1990 Gallet Desert Storm stainless steel barrel case quartz men's wristwatch military specification wristwatch. #objectoftheday
Circa 1880 pocket watch holder with a floral motif with three birds. Made of white china with blue-tipped leaves and petals and traces of gilt. #objectoftheday
We’re getting set up for Cloktoberfest tomorrow. Join us for free Museum admission, games, food, and clockmaking! #MuseumDay #Cloktoberfest
Clöktoberfest is Saturday! We're excited to be providing free Museum admission for Smithsonian Museum Day in addition to Fall Festival Games, clockmaking, reverse glass painting, and a behind the scenes tour. #MuseumDay #Cloktoberfest
Circa 1959 Woody Woodpecker Westclox wall clock with original box. #objectoftheday
Hamilton T. Hamster has arrived at the Museum and is busy learning all about horology. Join us on Saturday, September 21 for free Museum admission and you may spot him taking care of his favorite timepieces.
#HamiltonTHamster #cloktoberfest #FindHamilton #museumday
Saturday, September 21 at Cloktoberfest we will debut the Museum's newest resident, Hamilton T. Hamster. Enjoy free museum admission and help Hamilton find his clocks with our new scavenger hunt.
When you arrive at Cloktoberfest, let us know that you found Hamilton on Facebook and receive one free game ticket. #Cloktoberfest #MuseumDay
Circa 1870 mechanical singing bird in gilt cage automaton. The bird is in a brass cage with a wood base with floral inlay. #objectoftheday
We're participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Saturday September 21. Join us for free Museum admission and our 5th annual Cloktoberfest! #MuseumDay
Join us for Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Check out these groovy and far out clocks from 1968! #FromTheArchives
"Now, at last, a modern clock, to meet twentieth-century needs!" 1928 Telechron ad. #fromthearchives
The National Watch and Clock Museum’s gift shop, Yours, Mine & Hours, is joining the Lancaster Best Kept Secrets Tour! The Tour runs from 10/10/19 through 10/26/19 and has almost 40 stops to discover including farms with stores, home décor, fashions & jewelry and more. Tour bags and tickets are available at the Museum for $10, with $1 from every bag sale donated to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). Every stop is offering a coupon of some kind and there will be a drawing to win $1,000 in gift cards at the end of the Tour. Join us for this exciting opportunity to explore the best of Lancaster County! Best Kept Secrets Tour
Circa 1960 Salesman's sample of a Hamilton Maria wristwatch. This sample demonstrates the watch case, but does not contain a movement. #objectoftheday
Have you seen our wonderful display of Beeler clocks lately?
#clocks #watches #nawcc #nawccmuseum #museum #museumoftime
Novelty green and blue Lucky Charms wristwatch. Features the head of Lucky the leprechaun on a clear plastic dial that reveals the quartz movement behind. #objectoftheday
Elvis Presley had a penchant for the finer things in life and wrist watches were no exception: Hamilton, Omega, Bulova, Lord Elgin, the list is a mile long….. #elvisweek
Circa 1876 Consolidated Time Lock Company double time lock. #objectoftheday
"Here is the nearest approach to pocket watch accuracy ever put on the wrist!" 1930 Gruen Quadron ad. #fromthearchives
Please note, the Museum will close at 4pm tomorrow, August 9th. Have a wonderful weekend!
Watch paper advertising an array of services available from Irish watchmaker, silversmith, and jeweler, Hammersly Hazelton of Armagh, Northern Ireland. #fromthearchives
Next week on Friday, August 9th, the Museum will close at 4pm.
Dunleer Banjo clock from the 1927 Gilbert Clock Company catalog. #fromthearchives
This Colonial Clock Company Bicentennial Clock Dial is so cool!
#clocks #clocksofinstagram #nawcc #museum #museumoftime #clockdial
Circa 1950 Masonic watch made by Wilka Watch Company of Geneva, Switzerland. Both the dial and movement feature Masonic symbols. #objectoftheday
Beat the Heat! Children of all ages will love our Make & Take Mondays. Choose a wooden shape to paint and decorate, we help you add numbers, clock movement & hands, and oila! Drop in 11:30-2pm Mondays all summer. $8/clock. (Groups of 10+ please call). See you there! #museumoftime #summerfun
"A matinee engagement or an exact-time luncheon appointment downtown suggest only two of the thousands of good reasons why the woman of today should carry a Lady Elgin watch." 1909 Elgin National Watch Company ad #fromthearchives
Thanks for a fabulous 12th Hops 'n' Clocks fundraiser, all! More pics to come.
TOMORROW! 6-9pm Tickets still available for our 12th annual beer-tasting fundraiser at the Museum!
$30 ticket includes glass, food, beer, and more!
$15 non-drinker ticket, too.
Order now for will-call
or call 717-684-8261x 211 or show up at the door!
See you there!
Circa 1870 Welch Manufacturing Co. miniature OG clock. #objectoftheday
Finishing touches on our Civil War exhibit!
It opens tomorrow with a seminar event by our Guest Curator, Clint Geller.
#civilwar #gettysburganniversary #gettysburg #battleofgettysburg #clocks #watches #watchesofinstagram #clocksofinstagram #nawcc #nawccmuseum #civilwarhistory #americancivilwar #civilwaranniversary
Our beer glasses are getting ready for Hops 'n' Clocks fundraiser July 12th...have you reserved yours yet? Details and tix still available at
#hopsnclocks #museumoftime #localbrews
Exploded view of a Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Duetto from a 1995 catalog. #fromthearchives
Our Civil War exhibit opens next Saturday and we have an event to celebrate! Tickets can be found at nawcc.org
#nawccmuseum #museumoftime #museum #watchesofinstagram #watches #clocks #clocksofinstagram #civilwar #americancivilwar #gettysburg #anniversaryofgettysburg #battleofgettysburg #gettysburganniversary
Mr. Conductor is brushing up on his knowledge of TIME as we work to conserve him. Keep studying Mr. Conductor! #time #history #mannequin #museumoftime
What to do with just $30 these days?
A; Pay your street-cleaning ticket. 🤦🏻♂️
B. Box o' wine & some Triscuits for dinner. 🤷🏽
C. Taste unlimited local brews 🍻& eats🍴 from 18 area beer & food makers AND see truly unique antique timepieces ⏰WHILE supporting a local non-profit museum🏛️!
Click here for details, list of breweries & restaurants & TICKETS while they last: nawcc.org/hopsnclocks 🤩
Pocket Ben smashes into the pins 63 times! 1927 Westclox ad #fromthearchives
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Nearest airports: Lancaster Airport (15 mi.), Harrisburg International (22 mi.), Baltimore-Washington International (78 mi.), Philadelphia International (95 mi.) Amtrak Rail Service to Lancaster, PA (12 mi.) from Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA Taxi Service from Lancaster (12 mi.) to Columbia, PA Red Rose Transit Authority stop in Columbia, PA
The National Watch & Clock Museum is conveniently located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, less than two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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