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1979 Convention - Orlando, Florida

The fifth Annual NDGA Convention was held in Orlando, Florida, on July 6-8, 1979. The Chairman of the Convention was Mark Nye, with Ada Wilson acting as the NDGA Coordinator. The Convention was sponsored by the South Florida Depression Glass Club. Six major Depression Glass Clubs in Florida cooperated to provide the displays. Saturday night there was a dinner and dance, preceded by a short reception.

Seminars and Speakers

There were six seminars presented at the Orlando Convention. The speakers and their topics were:

The following authors were present as special guests of the NDGA:

1979 adv Glass and Pottery Displays

The program for this Convention tells us that there were a number of displays, as listed below, but the program doesn't give credit to the folks who provided the displays. There are no photographs that we know of which show the displays at the Orlando NDGA Convention. If anyone has photographs from this event and would be willing to share them, please contact the

List of Participating Dealers

Here is the list of the 33 dealers who set up to sell glass at the fifth Annual NDGA Convention in Orlando. Dealers came from as far north as New Hampshire and as far west as California. Quite a mix.

Business Name Name(s) Home Town
E & W Collectables Ed & Wilma Lewis Kansas City, KS
Old Stuff Antiques Lynn Yates & Lu Mendelsohn Bowdon, GA
Bernice's Glass Shoppe Bernice Brewer Oklahoma City, OK
Dennis and Faith Dennis & Faith Wong Fall River, MA
Sarah's Corner Sarah D. Brown Stockbridge, GA
Finders Keepers Antiques Frank Wollenhaupt Dayton, OH
Betty E. Bryner Bob & Betty Bryner Miami, FL
Primrose Shop Jo Ann George Talahassee, FL
Bernice Green Gordon & Bernice Green Gainesville, FL
The Hazens Gordon & Hazel Hazen Stafford Springs, CT
The Hartsocks Austin & Shirley Hartsock Mt. Airy, MD
Key's Glass Cottage Calvin & Gwyn Key Hazel, KY
Ada E. Wilson John & Ada Wilson Miami, FL
Christensen's Antiques Ouida Christensen Lake City, FL
Peggy's Rainbow Room Peggy Gorman Holidaysburg, PA
D. J.'s Old Stuff D. J. Goodwin Denton, TX
Helen Allen Helen Allen Kansas City, MO
Jack & Fran's Shop Jack & Fran Kazanzas Orlando, FL
Park Avenue Antiques Mark & JoAnne Schliesmann Racine, WI
The Glass Rainbow Madelyne Berry & Robbye Miller Pensacola, FL
Cato's Antiques Tommy & Carroll Lewis Tampa, FL
Glass Galore Steve Montgomery Long Beach, CA
The Scullery Jean Scull Tampa, FL
Cross Country Antiques Richard Kehoe Las Cruces, NM
The Tripletts Larry & Rosemary Triplett Pembroke Pines, FL
Bonellen Collectables Dominic & Ellen Bonacquista Roseville, MI
Jenny's Little Treasure Shop Virginia Collins Overland, MO
John & Evelyn John & Evelyn Knowles Hallandale, FL
Jackie Northern Antiques Jackie Northern Webster, FL
Our Glass Antiques Paul & Ginny Henderson Wills Point, TX
Arlene Harty Arlene Harty Barrington, NH
DeAngelo Enterprises Antiques Connie DeAngelo Allentown, PA
1886 House Laurie Cruise East Schodack, NY
Dick Jones Dick Jones Jacksonville, FL