Education is the heart of our mission.
The NAWCC is the clearinghouse for sharing horological knowledge and skills. Classes and workshops tell the fascinating stories of horology, cover various watch and clock topics, and preserve the knowledge of horological craftsmanship. Workshops are opportunities to learn about and care for your timepiece. Through hands-on learning, these workshops and classes can build your confidence, knowledge, and skills in watch and clock repair and maintenance. Whether it is the technology of timekeeping or the nature and meaning of time itself, our educational programs expand horizons and provide answers.
The NAWCC‘s goal is to educate not only the professional but to reach out to the student and amateur horologist and to help expand their knowledge. While learning is its own reward, it also provides opportunities for building lasting friendships.
Chapter One Offers a Horological Scholarship Grant
Application for Chapter One Scholarship Grant
UPCOMING WEBINAR: (click on the title below to register)
A delightful conversaion by Kim Jovinelli and Clayton Tongate
This talk will feature a delightful conversation by Kim Jovinelli and Clayton Tongate about the parallel universes of steampunk and historical horology. They will be joined by Donald Dodson, who is the owner of Dodson Designs, specializing in handcrafted leatherwork. A former teacher; he is an artist, historian, avid steampunker and collector of antiques.
The following questions will be answered:
Why is steampunk important to horology?
What are some misconceptions and falsities linked to steampunk?
How does steampunk educate the public using time?
“We are excited to explore new avenues of the subject of horology and expand our institutional knowledge and understanding of a subgenre that is often misunderstood," explains Jovinelli.
Tongate adds, "our primary goal is to start a conversation to quell misconceptions about steampunk.”
Clayton Tongate is the owner and lead researcher/genealogist at CMS Research and is also the NAWCC Auction Coordinator. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of North Carolina and an Associate Degree in Business Administration from the Central Carolina Community College.
Kim Jovinelli has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in Anthropology/Archaeology and a Master’s Degree from Philadelphia’s University of Arts in Museum Communication with a concentration in collections care and management. She has done work with many museums throughout the Philadelphia area including: The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, Independence National Historic Park, Penn Museum, and Delaware County Historical Society.
Click here or the Webinars picture to the right for past webinars