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NDGA 2016 Convention Information

July 16-17, 2016 - Tiffin, Ohio

2016 show card The 2016 Convention co-chairs are Tom Mailberger and Jack Peacock. They will be looking for volunteers to help at the Convention.

The schedule should be similar to past Conventions. We'll have a general membership meeting. 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 Chairman as it comes in, so check back for updates periodically.

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, bring a friend, 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.

Schedule of Events

The Convention will be held at Tiffin University's Heminger Center, conviently located at 155 Miami Street, Tiffin, Ohio.

In case you missed it, look at this picture of the 2 acre show floor filled with dealers and display.


Show Program

Friday – July 15th

5:30 pm Membership Meeting

Saturday – July 16th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Glass Show & Sale

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Silent Auction

* see seminar listing below

6 pm Banquet, followed by Live Auction

Sunday – July 17th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm Glass Show & Sale,

*see seminar listing below

 Seminar listing:

* The Tiffin Glass Company - From the Inside by Mike Carlson and Martha Ziegler
* Bedroom and Bathroom Glass by Margaret and Kenn Whitmyer
* American Iridescent Stretch Glass by Dr. David shetlar
* Indiana Glass - The Depression Years by Craig Scheming
* Steuben - The Modern Years by Tom Felt and Bob O'Grady

Among the authors who will be present at the show are Tom and Neila Bredehoft who have authored over a dozen books, 50 monographs, and hundreds of articles on american Glass. Tom and Neila will also be conducting glass identification. Ed Goshe who has authored or co-authored at least 6 books on Tiffin and US Glass will be one of our dealers. Craig Schenning author of "A Century of Indiana Glass" will be there signing his latest book which will be hot off the press at the time of convention. Stay tuned for more to come.


There is no registration required to attend the Show or Convention.

National Glass Organizations

Each year, the NDGA invites representatives from other national glass organizations to participate in our Convention, each with a table with membership information for their organization and other items of interest.

Here is a list of organizations participating at this year's convention. Clicking on any small picture will open the enlarged version in a new window.

Host: Tiffin University and Seneca County
Tiffin Glass Collectors Club
National Duncan Glass Society
Old Morgantown Glass Collectors Guild
Peach State Depression Glass Club
Depression Era Glass Society of Wisconsin
Hawkes Crystal
National Cambridge Collectors
Fostoria Glass Society of America
American Cut Glass Association
Fostoria Ohio Glass Association
Hossier Glass & Pottery Club
National Westmoreland Glass Collectors Club
National Heisey Glass Museum
Western Reserve American Glass Club
National Fenton Glass Society
The Stretch Glass Society
South Florida Depression Glass club
Gateway Depressioneers Glass Club of Greater St. Louis
Museum of American Glass in West Virginia

NDGA Annual Meeting

The Annual General Membership Meeting will be held Friday evening, permitting time for other activities Saturday evening. The meeting should last about 1 hour, and all members are encouraged to attend and participate. The newly elected Board members and Officers will be introduced and sworn in. Meeting agenda.

Live Auction

NDGA's 5th Live Auction will take place Saturday night after the banquet and promises to be the best one yet. The auction is open to the general public and should start around 7:30 p.m.

Our auctioneers are a wonderful husband and wife team that will certainly have an impact on your funny bone. Last year the auction was such a close race between the two that Pam offered food with each purchase. They compete against one another for bragging rights each year as top auctioneers.

Items donated are given with 25% to 100% of the proceeds going to the Museum Support Fund. If you have an item that you would like to donate for the next Live Auction, email Danny Cornelius.

Here is a PDF of the most current listing for the Live Auction at convention. This list is alphabetical, and not the order the items will be auctioned.

Remember, proceeds will go to the Museum Support Fund to help keep the museum up and running.

Here are two photos showing the items before the start of the auction.

Silent Auction

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.


Glass Displays

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. We will exhibit the additions to the National Glass Collection acquired since the last Convention.

Stretch Glass Society
Amtique American Amethyst Glass
Mark Buersmeyer
American Brilliant Cut Glass
John Dresley
Cambridge Arms
Tarzan Deel
Glass Animal Display
Jonathan Fields
Tall Dolphin candlesticks of the 20th Century
Zak McCamey
Westmoreland Glass
Fry Glass Display
Jennifer Douglas
Childrens Glassware (Akro Agate & Character Glassware)
Brian Callahan
Tiffin Twilight
Dave Wiley
US Glass Fishbowls and Dolphin Candlesticks
Ed Goshe
Colors of Cambridge
National Cambridge Collectors
Cambridge Rubina
Jack & Elaine Thompson
Tiffin Blues
Fostoria Glass Company Stand Lamps
Fostoria Glass Society
Glass made in Western Maryland
Wm. Jay George
Morgantown Glass
Leslie & Lewis Lough
Tiffin Vases with Hummingbird Cuttings
Danny Cornelius
Tiffin Glass/US Glass Sating Green - Parrot
Howard Beisner
Consolidated Catalonian
Early Chocolate Glass
Cooperative Flint Display
Northwood's Verre de Orre Display
Tiffin Mica Glass
Thomas & Kevin Maiberger
Tiffin Empress & Modern (Modern Years)
Ed Staley
Bed & Bath Vanity Sets
NDGA National Glass Museum

List of Participating Dealers

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. Prospective dealers must be a current member of the club in order to apply to do the convention show. Please click here to join the NDGA.

Here are the dealers scheduled to attend for 2016.

Fibber McGee's Closet
Maria Curow/Priscilla Southworth
Dpahne, AL
Depression Classics
Pam & Bob Franscella
Gurnee, IL
Curio Cabinet Antiques
Janet & Wanda Wasson
Highland, IN
Carol L. McEwen Estate
Melissa Leslie & MaryLou Moreland
Wichita, KS
Helen Allen Antiques
Helen & Gene Allen
Overland Park, KS
R & J's Antiques
Ron & Judy Druse
Topeka, KS
Thirties Premiums
David Hollingshead/Adam Headley
Kansas City, KS
A Few Old Things
Autley & Kathy Newton
Hammond, LA
Gregg Jones Glass
Gregg Jones
Waterford, MI
King's Antiques
Larry King
North Street, MI
Don Rogers Glass
Don Rogers
Wentzville, MO
Glassware & Collectivles
John & Dovie Fields
Independence, MO
Jonathan Fields Glass
Jonathan Fields
Independence, MO
Pretty Things
Tim Cantrell
Springfield, MO
Carolina Antiques
Jack Peacock
Winston-Salem, NC
Memories Antiques
Edward Sawicki
Dunellen, NJ
Brandon Riggans Antiques
Brandon Riggans
Byesville, OH
Glass by Goshe
Ed Goshe
Tiffin, OH
Haugh's Glass
Gene & Jodi Haugh
Tiffin, OH
Hrics Glass
Paul & Carol Hrics
Highland Hts, OH
Margaret Lane Antiques
Lynn Welker
New Concord, OH
L & M Glassware
Michael & Leegh Wyse
Albany, OR
DNL Antiques
Dee & Larry Sacherich
Greensburg, PA
Leasures Treasures
Jim & Leora Leasure
Eighty Four, PA
Max Miller Antiques
Max Miller
Houston, TX
Showcase Glass
Bert & Donna Kennedy
Mesquite, TX
50 West Antiques
Steve & Donna Spaid
Winchester, VA
Karen Dunavant Glass
Karen & Randy Dunavant
Spotsylvania, VA
The Attic Annex
Jim & Joyce Coverston
Front Royal, VA
Backward Glances
Bob & Helen Jones
Berkeley Springs, WV
Enid's Glassware
Enid and Len Waska
Flatonia, TX

Hotels & RV Parks

There are three hotels located in Tiffin that have given glass enthusiasts a special rate for convention goes. You must mentioned NDGA when reserving your room. Your choices include:

Other Convention Activities

For those coming to the convention and feel like the local activities are not enough and the show/sale isn’t going to be enough to take care of your glass “sickness”, we'll be adding a list of other activities.

A bus trip is scheduled for Friday, July 15, and will visit three of Ohio's best glass museums. The bus will leave Tiffin University's Heminger Center at 7 a.m. sharp and stop at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass in Cambridge, National Heisey Glass Museum in Newark, and Tiffin Glass Museum. The schedule will be as follows:

  • 7 a.m. Leave Tiffin University's Heminger Center
  • 10 a.m. Arrive at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass in Cambridge, Ohio
  • 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the museum
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Travel to National Heisey Glass Museum in Newark, Ohio (including a half-hour lunch break)
  • 1 p.m. Arrive at the National Heisey Glass Museum in Newark, Ohio
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Tour the museum
  • 4:30 p.m. Arrive at the Tiffin Glass Museum
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tour the museum
  • 5:30 p.m. Return to Tiffin University's Heminger Center

The bus will stop for lunch while en route to Newark, but feel free to bring snacks and beverages (with lids) for the ride. The bus will return by 5:30 p.m.

The cost of the bus tour is $25. Seating is limited and the first fifty paid reservations will secure seats. Any additional reservations will be placed on a waiting list. If you have already sent in reservations, please send payments to secure your seat(s). Checks should be made out to: Northwest Ohio Glass Association (NOGA). Please send reservations and contact information (name(s), address, phone number) to Tom Maiberger at 345 Hedges St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883 before June 15th. Please contact Tom at 419-618-5036 or with any questions.