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March 17, 2015: Spreading the Word

NDGA President Danny Cornelius spent the weekend of March 14-15, 2015 staffing an information table at the Metroplex Looking Glass Show. With thanks for the generosity of NDGA member and show promoter Pam Meyer, NDGA was provided 16 feet of table space to display numerous fund raising items for the organization. Danny sold quite a few items as well as answered questions about NDGA with the help of Don Jones during rush times. It was more than just information, it was interacting with prospective members, raising money and in general, representing NDGA in a positive fashion.

There was also a display of Anchor Hocking items on the table opposite of the NDGA table. Jack Peacock does an outstanding job of distributing information packets about NDGA to other shows. Members should consider having an information table and display to help spread the word.


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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