Spring has sprung (in some parts of the country anyway), and there are only four months until the 2016 National Convention in Tiffin Ohio. Look at our 2016 Convention page for the latest schedule, events and lodging information.
Tiffin and Seneca County are making plans to welcome the National Depression Glass Association for their Annual Convention Show & Sale. They have created a 30 second video commericial Check it out below.
Have you noticed the "Amazon" link on the left hand size and wondered why it is on our page? Quite simply, NDGA geta a "referral fee" everytime you purchase something on Amazon, but only if you first start at our customized link on the left. It's that easy - you don't have to do anything else.
Another way you can help NDGA is using the Paypal Giving Fund link in the left menu. It allows to you make a tax deductible donation to NDGA by credit card, and NDGA does not incur any credit card charges. So NDGA receives the full 100% of your donation.
NDGA will be starting the Annual Fund campaign soon and we'll update the Annual Fund page with the latest information. Speaking of latest information, have you checked out the latest on the 2016 Convention ? July is rapidly approaching!
Have you added the 2016 Convention to your calendar?
Today is the day for lovers and includes lots of red and pink. What glassware will you use today? Is it pink American Sweetheart by Macbeth Evans or pink Miss American by Anchor Hocking or some other pink pattern?
Just a reminder that the NDGA National Glass Museum is closed during the winter months of January through March and will be ready for you in April!
Just a reminder that the NDGA National Glass Museum is closed during the months of January through March. This allows for the unexpected changes in weather, as well as museum work. We will be cleaning glass and updating the displays during this time. We'll be ready for you in April!
Include a stop at the museum as you make your vacation plans for 2016 as well as the 2016 Convention in Tiffin Ohio.
At the 40th NDGA Annual Convention in 2014 we had Ornaments made to commemorate the NDGA National Glass Museum and Paperweights to commemorate the 40th anniversary of our convention. These were made out of the beautiful Ruby Glass by the Crystal Memories Company out of Tiffin, OH and the Mosser Glass Company in Cambridge, OH respectfully. Although we have sold many of these items, we still have a number that we are storing. Since we need the space the Museum Board of Trustee and the NDGA Board of Directors voted to allow us to discount these items by 20% making the Ornaments $28.00 and the Paperweights $32.00. Just in time for Christmas gift giving or decorating your tree! We would love to ship you one or more of these beautiful pieces. The cost of boxing and postage will run $7.75. If ordering more than one item it would, of course, cost accordingly. Please contact Pam Meyer at email@example.com or phone at 972-672-6213 if you wish to purchase one or more.
Planing continues on the 2016 convention to be held in Tiffin, OH, 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 Amazon.com so that NDGA receives a referral credit.
August 5th brought a big turn out as Dennis and Ara Ann Duty of Wichita brought some of Dennis's toy trains and railroad memorabilia down to share with us, including some of the railroad china and glasses he had acquired.
On the recent September First Friday, Angie Hilt of Wellington demonstrated the Rock Candy making process. She showed how it is similar to the glass making process, using sugar insted of sand.
We had a group of Red Hat Ladies from Winfield who came for a group tour. They kept us busy answering questions and enjoying the glass. We always have extra volunteers on hand to accomodate groups so that no one goes away without being able to ask their questions ... and the volunteers are getting very good at answering questions.
We look forward to seeing you - don't forget to stop and see our museum when you're driving through Kansas.
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 www.wellingtonkschamber.com 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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.<
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.
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.
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!
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 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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