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NDGA 2018 Convention Information

July 7-8, 2018 - Kenner, Louisiana

2018 show card The 2018 Convention is hosted by the Crescent City Depression Glass Club. 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

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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. Please contact us if you would like to be included.

Registration

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

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.

Live Auction

NDGA's 7th 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 8 p.m.

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. 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. Please contact us if you would like to provide a display.

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

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.

Browse through our previous conventions to appreciate the variety of our dealers.

Hotels & RV Parks

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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”, consider checking out some of the antique malls in the area.

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