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National Council of 56 Clubs
Connecting Collectors to Clubs and Clubs to Each Other


The NCC was founded by Jack Skeels in 1992 to serve as an umbrella organization for Department 56 Collector Clubs in the United States and Canada. The purpose of the NCC is to promote Member Clubs, cultivate cooperation amongst them, facilitate the exchange of information to and between them, assist in the formation of new clubs and stimulate collector events & gatherings.

Member Clubs hold regular meetings that keep collectors engaged and connected to the exciting world of collecting Department 56 villages and products. Meeting activities range from a wide variety of topics which include the latest village news, display building, Styrofoam carving, tips for lighting, make & takes, and much, much more!

The NCC is not limited to just clubs. We have a very broad base of Associate Members, as well. These valued Associate Members range from retailers of Department 56 products to secondary market dealers, publications and related collector resources. So, if you are in search of a retailer committed to the villages and clubs, they are the “go-to”! And, be sure and tell them how you heard about them.

Department 56 enthusiasts also love to attend collector gatherings! At these gatherings, we come together and share the latest collectible information, attend seminars, facilitate display contests and raise money for local charities. Visit the
Upcoming Events page for the latest information.