Antique Doorknob Collectors of America is a Club of collectors and dealers of many different varieties of antique hardware that dates from approximately the Civil War to the Great Depression – a period when all sorts of home elements were profusely decorated. Skilled artisans at hardware companies worked with architects and homeowners to design and craft many varieties of knobs, hinges and doorplates, with spectacular results. Click on Contents or any of the Letters in the menu for this page to see more than 2600 different designs. Visit our ADCA Club website to search through 39 years of Newsletters containing hundreds of articles about antique hardware.
The 2019 Convention schedule is fun-filled and educational:
- Tuesday will have informal tours of several locations around the City.
- Wednesday is a tour day, and we plan to visit sites around Arkansas's capitol, including both the old and new Arkansas State Capitol buildings, historic homes and sites in the Quapaw Quarter, Central High School, and the Clinton Presidential Library.
- Thursday is our buy/sell/trade day, open to ADCA members only in the morning and the General Public in the afternoon.
- Friday is the final opportunity to buy/sell/trade for ADCA members, followed by our Auction of antique hardware after lunch, and our Membership banquet Friday evening.
To attend, you MUST be an ADCA member, so simply join the Club by signing up using one of the methods at left. Our Individual Memberships start at $25.00 per year, while Business Memberships are $100.00 per year.
(The only required fields for joining on-line are name, email, address, phone.)
Please note that Members attending their first ADCA convention are not charged the basic Registration fee (i.e. free other than the tour day events). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about the Club or attending the Convention. Convention packets will be mailed to active ADCA members in April and posted to this page using button at left. If you join the Club using the Paypal system for your membership, you can now register and pay for the Convention using that system.