Texas Marble Collectors – A Brief History
In 2019, the Texas Marble Collectors (TMC), Inc., celebrated its 25thyear as a Texas recognized and incorporated non-profit organization. The primary purpose of TMC is to provide information, education, and activities that support the identification, assessment, and enjoyment of marbles.
TMC’s incorporation is the result of several individuals interest is supporting the marble hobby. Men and Women such as Jon Tays (deceased), Carroll Collier, Jane Armstrong, Walter Long, Bill Coleman, and Raymond Anderson were instrumental in establishing TMC. One of the most significant time periods for TMC was the 2007-2014 when Edna Eaton served as its President. Edna’s leadership allowed TMC to celebrate its 20thuniversity by honoring Beri Fox, President of Marble King, and David McCullough. At the end of 2014, Edna accepted leadership positions in her community; thus, asked TMC to allow her to continue to serve on the Board but not as president.
Prior to Edna’s term as well as in recent years, Jane Armstrong, Jon Tays, and Lynn Johnson have served as Presidents. TMC is also indebted to the members that volunteer to serve a “Marble Show Coordinators/Directors.” Ron Roberts, Jane Armstrong, Bobby Newman, Calvin Griffith, Carroll Collier, and Lynn Johnson have coordinated multiple shows for TMC over the past 25 years.