1986 Gene Hackman Movie
1932 James Cagney Movie
1937 Mickey Rooney Movie
1969 Paul Newman Movie
The 2012 Convention Co-Chairmen are current President Danny Cornelius and Tom Smith (the email will go to both of them). They have been planning this for quite some time, and have some innovations that we have not seen in the past. This should be a good one. The Convention will be held at the Kokomo Event Center, a part of Ivy Tech Community College, 1500 North Reed Road, Kokomo, IN, which is located on the East side of U.S. 31 one block North of North Street. There is access from U.S. 31. Here is a map of the immediate area.
The schedule should be similar to past Conventions, with a general membership meeting on Saturday afternoon, about a half hour after the glass show closes. Seminars on various topics will be presented during the Convention hours, and you know there will be a fantastic array of displays from individual collections. We will post the latest information from the Convention Chairmen as it comes in to us, so check back for updates periodically.
Information on lodging in the area will be provided as we get closer to the Convention.
In case there is any confusion, ALL GLASS LOVERS ARE WELCOME. You do NOT have to be a member of the NDGA to attend this Convention. Come one and all, have some fun, buy some glass and learn a whole lot about American-made glassware. Although the organization name contains the words "Depression Glass", be assured that there will be all kinds of American glass represented.
The NDGA has a limited number of t-shirts for sale, advertising the 2012 Convention in Kokomo, Indiana. You can see the design at right. The t-shirts sell for $10.00 in Small – X-Large and $12.00 for 2X & 3X sizes. Anyone wishing to purchase a shirt can contact Danny Cornelius, Convention Co-Chairman, at email@example.com or 740-498-7733.
The show and sale will open at 10:00am on Saturday, July 14. It will run until 5:00pm, after which there will be a half-hour break, followed by the Annual Membership Meeting of the NDGA (about 1½ hours). Newly elected Board members and Officers will be introduced and sworn in. All NDGA members may participate in the meeting. On Sunday, July 15, the Convention opens at 11:00am and closes at 4:00pm.
Dean Six of the West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Ltd.
Each year, the NDGA invites representatives from other national glass organizations to participate in our Convention. The following are confirmed for 2012 and will be setting up a table with membership information for their organization and other items of interest:
The following National organizations have been invited and are tentatively scheduled for the convention. We are awaiting confirmation that they will be there.
The Annual General Membership Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Convention. It begins at 5:30pm on Saturday. The meeting should last about 1½ hours, and members are encouraged to attend and participate. The newly elected officers and Board members will be introduced at this time.
The excitement is continuing to build for the banquet after the annual meeting on July 14th where you will be "Dining with the Cars." Yes, you heard correct – the banquet will be held inside the Automotive Museum at the Kokomo Event Center located at 1500 North Reed Road, the same location as the convention.
We hope that everyone is planning to attend this fun event. A bonus is that you will get to enjoy the nostalgic surroundings of times gone by while viewing the over 100 automobiles in the museum. The automobiles on exhibit run the gamut from the Haynes "Pioneer" to gems of the 20th century.
The meal will be pot roast with vegetables and rotisserie chicken with sides of mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, rolls and honey butter. Dessert will be your choice of cherry or peach cobbler, with sugar free cake available for the diabetics in attendance. The beverages will be your choice of coffee, tea, lemonade, or bottled water. All of this for only $18.00 per person.
Please print out the Banquet Registration form, fill it out (PLEASE PRINT) and return it by July 7th 2012 to the address provided on the form. Make your check payable to NDGA and specify "Banquet" on the memo line. We hope to see you there.
At the conclusion of the Banquet on Saturday night, we will have our first ever LIVE auction with auctioneers Bob and Pam Franscella. We are planning to accept a limited number of glass items (perhaps around 25) and items can either be donated or placed on consignment (75% of proceeds to consignor, 25% to the NDGA Museum). Contact Danny Cornelius if you wish to donate an item for the auction. This auction is separate from the Silent Auction (below). The photo at right is the No. 15328 Brilliancy Assortment by Tiffin, introduced in 1926. It is one of a number of very nice items in the auction. CLICK HERE to see photographs of the items to be auctioned.
There will be another Silent Auction during the Glass Show, to raise money for the National Glass Collection. Members contribute various pieces of glass or other items (books, etc.), to be sold in the silent auction, with the proceeds going to the NDGA National Glass Fund. We've had some interesting items in past auctions, including a set of tire chains! Bring along something to donate to the auction - it's for a good cause. Use your imagination.
Each year at the Convention, collectors share their personal collections of glass and pottery with the rest of us. It is often the only opportunity that we have to see some of the rare and unusual items that are in private collections. This year will be no exception. We will also exhibit the additions to the National Glass Collection acquired since the last Convention.
Here is the current list of displays for 2012:
Of course, this year we have something very special to celebrate - the new NDGA National Glass Museum. We'll have photos, brochures and lots of stories to tell. Everyone is excited that we finally have a museum after many years of waiting and dreaming.
Most dealers in the Glass Show portion of the Convention have been doing the shows for a number of years. The NDGA maintains a waiting list for dealers who wish to be considered. The list is maintained in date order, applications with earliest date received at the top. Prospective dealers may fill out the NDGA Dealer Application form.
Below are listed the dealers who will be exhibiting their glass for sale in Kokomo in 2012.
|L & M Glassware||The Attic Annex||Helen Allen|
|Michael & Leegh Wyse||Jim & Joyce Coverston||Helen & Gene Allen|
|Albany, OR.||Front Royal, VA.||Overland Park, KS.|
|The Glass Chalet||Max Miller Antiques||The Bookworm|
|Sandra Bridwell-Walker||Max Miller||Enid & Len Waska|
|Cleburne, TX.||Houston, TX||Flatonia, TX.|
|Leasures Treasures||Ray & Paula Mahoney||Backward Glances|
|Jim & Leora Leasure||Tarpon Springs, FL.||Helen & Bob Jones|
|Eighty Four, PA.||Berkley Springs, W.V.|
|Regal Collectibles||Antiques Glassware & Collectibles||White Rose Antiques|
|Myrtle & Charlie Riggle||Dovie & John Fields||Glen & Carolyn Robinson|
|Hebron, IN.||Independence, MO.||York, S.C.|
|Hemmann's Krystal Hays||Stan & Diane Depression Glassware||J & L Treasures|
|Mike & Cathy Hemmann||Diane & Stan Sewell||Linda & Jim Kilburn|
|St. Clair, MO.||Poughkeepsie, N.Y.||Burlington, CT.|
|Memories Antiques||Carolina Antiques||McEwen Extras|
|Ed Sawicki||Jack Peacock||Carol McEwen|
|Dunellen, N.J.||Winston-Salem, N.C.||Wichita, KS.|
|Red Apple Antiques||Showcase Glass||No Horse Antiques|
|Dale & Betty Buersmeyer||Bert & Donna Kennedy||Sandi & Dennis Boone|
|Pacific, MO.||Mesquite, TX||Aledo, IL.|
|Crockett's Collectibles||J & S Antiques||Depression Classics|
|Crockett & Cathie Richardson||Jane & John Schleinzer||Pam & Bob Franscella|
|Harkers Island, N.C.||Aurora, IL||Gurnee, IL.|
|Rae Patrick Ent.||Net_Tiques||D N D Antique Glass|
|Sharon & Pat Ervin||Helene & Coy Meeks||Don Jones & Danny Cornelius|
|Sycamore, IL.||Oregon, IL.||Port Washington, OH.|
|Hattie's Place||Our House Antiques||Tucker's Treats & Antiques|
|Rick Bakkum||Linda & David Adams||Dave & Kay Tucker|
|Buffalo, MO.||Las Vegas, NV.||Cottage Hills, IL.|
|Curio Cabinet Antiques||Kitschy Cat Antiques|
|Janet Wasson||Jim & Rose Curnett|
|Highland, IN.||Western Springs, IL.|
Here is a short list of Lodging in Kokomo featuring the Convention Hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott, which has set a rate of $89.00/night for the NDGA Convention. The Fairfield Inn, also by Marriott, has set a rate of $64.00/night but you must call the hotel direct and tell them you are with the NDGA to make sure you get the rate. Several other properties are listed, including a nearby campground for those traveling with a motor home or camper. In all cases, use the phone numbers provided to make your reservations directly with the property to get the Convention rates quoted.
If you enjoy shopping around, here is a list of Antique Shops in the Kokomo area.