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1997 Convention - New Orleans

Pontchartrain Center, Kenner, LA The 1997 NDGA Annual Convention was held on July 12 & 13 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. You can click on the photograph to visit their web page. The sponsoring organization was the Crescent City Depression Glass Society ( The show chairman was Gene Cosentino, from New Orleans.

Seminars and Speakers

There were four seminars presented in New Orleans. Three were given on Saturday, and the fourth early Sunday afternoon. Here are the presenters and their topics:

List of Dealers for New Orleans 1997

Following is a list of the 40 dealers who participated in the 1997 Convention in New Orleans.

1997 NDGA Convention Dealers
Dealer Name(s) Business Name City and State
Allen, Helen and Gene   Overland Park, KS
Ervin, Sharon and C. Patrick Rae Patrick Enterprises Sycamore, IL
Moore, Shirley and Art   Tulsa, OK
Bass, Betty and Dale Betty & Dale's Antiques Carney, KS
Garrison, Myma and Bob Collectors Loot Arlington, TX
Ols, Len and Arlyn Neighbor's Antiques Cleveland, OH
Biaiek, Dennis   Hudson, NY
Gordy, Linda and Jerry   Davenport, IA
Oppelt, Kathy and John K-J Antiques Neenah, WI
Bine, Judy and John John and Judy's St. Charles, MO
Gschwend, Helen Yester-Daze Glass Pekin, IL
Riendeau, Dale Nostalgic Treasures Grand Rapids, MI
Broadstreet Ralph & Sykes, Roy R & R Selections Fort Worth, TX
Herr, Aleeta and Tom Over the Rainbow Antiques Duncanville, TX
Rogers, Jane and Don   Wentzville, MO
Canine, Barbara and Byron B. Canine Anderson, IN
Hukriede - Riendeau, Linda Linda's Caravan Grand Rapids, MI
Schmidgall, Judy and Bob Dr. Bob's Antiques Arkadelphia, AR
Charles, Diana and Martin, Janet Diana and Janet's Glass Hagerstown, IN
Key, Gwyn and Calvin Keys Glass Kottage Hazel, KY
Scott, Peggy and John Scotty's Antiques Springfield, MO
Clary, Carol and Pikett, Gary The House of Glass Houston, TX
Kiley, Kevin   West Orange, NJ
Solito, Florence and Joe   Toland, CT
Collings, Becky and Sam Hard Times Glassware Brookfleld, OH
Kitchen Lorrie and Tucker, Dan   Toledo, OH
Spalding, Jean and Lee Rose Garden Collectibles Wichita, KS
Conner, Betty and Bob The Iron Kettle Augusta, KS
Kramer, Dan D & B Antiques Peoria, IL
Spencer, Pat and Dick Glass & More O'Fallon, IL
Curnutt, Rose and Jim Kitschy Cat Collectibles Western Springs, IL
McEwen, Carol and Julian McEwen's Extras Wichita, KS
Taylor, Barb and Larry A Touch 0f Glass Indianola, IA
Daniels, Hazel and Bill   Arnold, MO
McNeil, Lydia and Cliff Sentimental Journey Orange Park, FL
Upham, Donna and Jay Second Time Around Jamestown, OH
Davis, Margaret and Jim Lots of Strange Things Springfield, IL
Miller, Max Max Miller Antiques Houston, TX
Washburn, Kent Kent Washburn Antiques San Francisco, CA
Mitchell, Esther and Robert Esther's Glass and Collectibles Little Rock, AR

List of Displays for the 1997 Convention

Click on the thumbnail picture in the table below to see a larger version of the same shot. We apologize for the quality of some of the photographs - the background and lighting were not exactly designed for studio-quality picture taking. But the displays were spectacular when seen in person!

Name(s) Display Title Pattern Name Thumbnail
Cindy Daigel & Penny Solis Cafe Du Monde Fire King jadite Fire King jadite
Jeannine Naquin & MaryAnn Murr Breakfast at Brennan's Florentine #2 Florentine No. 2
Gail & Ted Heine Jazz Brunch at Commander's Palace Candlewick & Cloverleaf Cloverleaf and Candlewick
Maria Curow A Picnic in City Park Moderntone colors Moderntone
Pam Coleman Bridal Luncheon at Windsor Court American Sweetheart monax American Sweetheart Monax
Vicki Hale Surprise! at Nola's Radiance Radiance
Marie Curry & Patricia Millan Lunch at Long Vue House & Gardens Virginia Rose Virginia Rose
Ruth McKenzie & Retha Hubbard Our Anniversary at Antoine's Anniversary pink Anniversary pink
Vicki Hale A Banquet at Mr. B's Bistro Swirl ultramarine Ultramarine swirl
Gail & Dan Mineo A Gala in the Botanical Gardens Roulette Roulette
Vickie & Whitney Duplantis Cypress Swamp Tours Cat Tail Cat Tail
Cindy Faison Cocktails at the Carribean Room Moderntone cobalt Moderntone cobalt
Carolyn Riviere The Audubon Zoo-To-Do Mount Vernon Mount Vernon
Virgie & Ed Ott Mardi Gras Ball & Supper Dance Tulip amethyst Tulip amethyst