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September 21, 2015: Wellington “Fall Fest” - coming October 9-10th

This year the Wellington “Fall Fest” and Homecoming falls on October 9-10th. The Museum will be participating in this event with a beautiful basket give away. All anyone has to do to win is visit the Museum during the weekend and sign up for the drawing. The basket has a beautiful green Crackle glass pitcher and six tumblers, a Museum t-shirt and matching tote, Museum post cars and a jar of Olene Wright’s famous jam. There may be other additions before the big drawing.

Also during this time we plan to hold an “Excess Inventory Sale”. After processing many boxes and tubs of glass this past weekend we find that there is more gift shop inventory than we can possibly store for any length of time so let’s see about freeing up space and bring in support funds. The sale will be held Saturday October 10th only from 9:30-2:00 or till customers quit coming. There is a 5K race downtown that morning and there will be lots of folks and activity on our block.

For anyone wishing to come purchase glass from the “Excess Inventory Sale” we will definitely have a lot of Royal Ruby and Forest Green. There will be many other items as well. The gift shop will also be open with all the shelves filled to the brim with wonderful finds. We hope you will make the effort to come to Wellington for all the fun and action during the “Fest”. You can go on line to the Chamber’s website to find out all the activities that are planned for this special event. We hope to see you there!!

Please give me a call if you have any questions about this activity!!

Pam Meyer
(972) 672-6213

August 16, 2015: Election Results

The results of the NDGA 2015 election are as follows:
  • President - Danny Cornelius
  • Secretary - Linda Brendengerd
  • Director at Large - David Adams, Betty Buersmeyer, John Fields, and Cynthia Hillman
  • The change of the By-Laws was approved.
  • There were 462 ballots mailed out, and 305 returned, a 66% response by the membership.

    The Nominating Committee would like to thank all those who ran for office, and all the members who took the time to vote.

    All officers and administrators are listed on our page: About The NDGA.

July 17, 2015: Kansas City done - Tiffin is next!

It was a great time for everyone in Kansas City Missiouri at the 41st NDGA annual convention.

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us next July 16-17 in Tiffin Ohio. We'll be adding information to our convention page as it becomes available.

July 1, 2015: It's Almost Here!

Co-chairs John Fields and David Hollingshead and their team have been busy for months getting ready for the 2015 Convention, and now it is almost here.

In case you don't see it on ABC and NBC television in the Kansas City metro area, here is the TV commercial that will be airing.

Spread the word and encourage your friends to attend.


June 4, 2015: Are you ready?

Have you RSVP'ed for the Thursday shopping and Friday night reception (see the latest schedule)?

Have you sent in your response to the Annual Fund?

Have you looked at the latest information about Convention 2015? This page has been updated with additional information about the Live Auction and some new events on the schedule.

Have you made your hotel reservations for Kansas City?

Have you sent in your registration information?

Are you ready to have fun?

         Remember - Everyone is welcome! *** Bring a friend.

April 19, 2015: Annual Fund

By now, everyone should have received their mailing of the Annual Fund materials.

This endeavor is so very important to our organization; and I hope you will take the time to join in the support of the NDGA and all of their projects.

The cover letter and Annual Fund Donation Response form can be found on our Annual Fund page.

April 3, 2015: 2015 Convention Planning Continues

Check out the updated 2015 Convention page. You'll find an updated schedule of events, the registration form for the Saturday night banquet, a listing of other attractions in the area and other updated information.

If you have not made your hotel reservation, I would encourage you to do so as soon as possible, in order to get the special NDGA rate.  The Holiday Inn is our host hotel and is located just 2 miles from the KCI Airport. The Holiday Inn offers free shuttle to and from the airport and also offers free shuttle within a 5 mile radius, enabling you to shop and dine. The Holiday Inn is offering a special NDGA rate of $59.00 per night for a king and $69.00 for a double queen. The central number of the hotel to make your reservation is (816) 801-8400.

Make your plans NOW to join us in Kansas City in July 2015!


February 15, 2015: News & Views column

We're instituting a new column that we hope will both educate our readers and help out our collectors. Most (we believe this should be all, but there may be an exception) of us have collections that are missing a "part". It may be a creamer withour a sugar, a bottom without a lid, a saucer without a cup ... you get the idea by now.

Check the latest issue of the News & Views for the current requests. You'll also find directions on how to submit your input. With your help, these lonely pieces will find their lost mate.


January 15, 2015: Make your plans!

It may be January, but you should be making your plans for July. Yes, the 41st Annual Show and Convention will be here soon. John Fields and his team are busy getting everything arranged.

✔ Mark the dates on your calendar.
✔ Check out the 2015 Convention page for more details.
✔ Make your hotel reservations.


December 21, 2014: Support your Museum!

The National Glass Museumj, located in Wellington Kansas, has seen a lot of visitors this year. All of our volunteers have done an outstanding job this year greeting visitors and helping to spread the word about the museum. We had the opportunity to recognize our Volunteers and Donors at an appreciation party in early December. Thank you everyone!!!

It seems like everyone is busy with planning for the holidays, and so are we. The Museum is decked out in color for the season, and ready to welcome visitors.

The December/January issue of the News & Views has a cover story about preserving our past.The NDGA National Glass Museum for the past year or so has been taking broken pieces of glass collected from dealers at shows or just items that we find that have been damaged beyond use and turning them into pendants or earrings.

Many items can be purchased from the Gift Shop at the museum. Jewelry items along with many other items are often available at glass shows and sales throughout the country. Check out some of our selection here.


November 8, 2014: End of Year planning

It seems like everyone is busy with planning for the holidays, and so are we. The Museum is decked out in color for the season, and ready to welcome visitors.

Planing continues on the 2015 convention to be held in Kansas City, MO. Check the convention page for the latest information.

You may also be doing some end-of-year tax planning. Your donations of glass for the national collection are always appreciated, as well as items for resale in the gift shop. If you're considering a cash donation, we are registered with Ebay Giving Works that allows you to make a donation via PayPal with NDGA receiving 100% of the proceeds.

And if you're an Amazon shopper, make sure to click on our link to so that NDGA receives a referral credit.


September 9, 2014: History related

You know that oatmeal is healthy for you. But did you know that it was one of the products that included glass? Here's a picture of a "Crystal Wedding Oats" container with the label showing that a green glass that was included with the purchase, along with the tumbler.

November 1934:
Each package contains a piece of green glassware,
milled by Quaker Oats Co.
Large package ..........................................24c

Thanks to David Adams for sharing this picture.

August 10, 2014: NDGA Convention photos added

If you had the opportunity to attend the 2014 NDGA Convention, you saw a vast array of displays in the central commons area. After feasting your eyes at over 30 displays, you would have made your way to the show room floor and been amazed at the variety of glassware brought by the 32 dealers.

Look at the convention summary page, and you'll find links to the display and dealers. Rather than showing tiny thumbnails pictures, each link will open the photograph as a separate window.

Enjoy this second look at the 2014 convention.

July 14, 2014: NDGA Convention was a Success

The 2014 NDGA Convention in Wellington, Kansas, is officially over. Many thanks go to Convention Chair Pam Meyer and a host of volunteers.

Wonderful glass for sale from 32 national dealers, great displays, a super Banquet with live auction, an outstanding silent auction, seminar speakers, and our special guest author Myrna Garrison. I'd call that a success, wouldn't you? Make your plans now to attend the 2015 Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. You can get review photos and more information from the 2014 Convention on our Convention 2014 Summary page.


April 15, 2014: Annual Fund

By now, everyone should have received their mailing of the Annual Fund materials.

This endeavor is so very important to our organization; and I hope you will take the time to join in the support of the NDGA and all of their projects.

The cover letter and Annual Fund Donation Response form can be found on our Annual Fund page.

November 1, 2013: We're on TV!

We've all seen the ads to support Public Broadcasting. Now, here's a really good reason.

During the July 2013 Convention, television station KTWU located in Topeka Kansas, spent some time videotaping at the Convention and Museum. The result was broadcast as the October 10, 2013 program of Sunflower Journeys. It is a 27 minute program with two other stories. Our story begins 10 minutes into the program and lasts for 8 minutes. Make sure you are using supported software to view the program.

Many thanks to Pam Meyer and others for making this happen. Let us know what you thought of the program.

October 1, 2013: One year later

We did it.

It was only a year ago a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the Grand Opening of the NDGA National Glass Museum located at 117 S Washington Ave. in Wellington KS.

This past year has seen the Museum grow from an empty building to one that houses a collection of glass from the 1800's to the 1970's, representing a large number of the companies that were in existence during those times. It also has a working reference library for the public to use in their research of glassware. The museum is staffed by volunteers, who are always willing to help answer questions.

The museum will help in serving the two main goals of the organization, education and preservation of all American made glassware with an emphasis on the Depression Era.

NDGA is a 501(c)(3) organization with the museum opened to the public at no charge. The museum is supported by donations and proceeds from the gift shop where you may purchase glass items, along with t-shirts, tote bags and post cards. A donation jar is also available to anyone wishing to help support the museum.

The Museum is opened Thursday, Friday and Saturday between the hours of 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., with additional hours available by appointment. Please call 620-326-6400 or 316-524-1553 for those arrangements.

During the 2013 NDGA Convention, Leegh Wyse (NDGA Historian) worked with groups of students to help them appreciate the history of glass. She developed materials and gave several "Children's tour" of the museum during convention.

The children then went on to making rock candy, which just like glass, needs the correct ingredients fired at the correct temperature to create a product. Yuum!

September 1, 2013: Involving the next generation....

One of the highlights of 2013 NDGA Convention was the participation by guest author Barbara Mauzy. She presented a session titled "Passing on the Passion" on Saturday and repeated on Sunday. Barbara also wrote a book "Child of the Great Depression" (ISBN #0985967870).

Are you a depression glass collector? Have you had trouble getting your children mauzy-book or grandchildren to appreciate depression glass and its significance in American history. Well here is the perfect resource for the young reader. Written and illustrated by well known glass author Barbara Mauzy, this book will help young new collectors to appreciate the significance of depression glass; what was the Great Depression, why did it happen, how does the glassware relate to the times, etc... That and much more is included in this great new book designed specifically for the young collector. Your purchase of this book helps to support The National Depression Glass Association and The National Glass Museum.

Remember, the holidays are coming. Contact Pam Meyer to order your copy, and perhaps a second one as a gift.


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