NDGA Convention - Kokomo, Indiana, July 14-15, 2012 The National Depression Glass Association 2012 Convention will be held in Kokomo, Indiana, this year. All glass collectors are welcome. Glass Show and Sale. Displays, Seminars, Auction.
News-Antique.com - May 08,2012 - The National Depression Glass Association has held an Annual Convention in a different city each year since 1974. This year the Convention will be held in Kokomo, Indiana, making it easily accessible for members and visitors from the central part of the country. Last year it was held in San Antonio, Texas.
The Convention is open to everyone, and we encourage those who have never attended one to come to Kokomo and see what this is all about. The Glass industry was a major employer in the United States up until the middle of the 20th century when it began to decline, primarily due to foreign competition (lower wages, less government regulation).
Thirty-two dealers from all across the United States will converge at the Kokomo Event Center, which is located on the East side of U.S. 31, one block North of North Street. Dealers bring their best wares to Convention, so there will be plenty of top quality glass for sale during the two days of the Convention. In addition, we will have representation from at least nine national glass organizations with people available to answer questions and offer memberships.
You will be treated to over 24 tables of glass from private collections of NDGA members, and you will be seeing some rare items that are not often on display. We will have glass from the 19th Century right up to the mid 20th Century. There are some companies that will be featured that have never been shown in any past NDGA Convention (examples: Jenkins, St. Clair). Every year the displays are among the highlights of the Convention and this year looks like it will be truly spectacular.
For much more detail, visit www.ndga.net/conv2010.php where you can find information, directions to the Convention, lodging information and a whole lot more. Plan to visit - you'll learn a lot and you'll be dazzled, and you may just find a "treasure" you can't live without.