NDGA Convention - Wellington, Kansas, July 13-14, 2013 The National Depression Glass Association has scheduled the 2013 Convention to be held in Wellington, Kansas, this year, the home of the new NDGA National Glass Museum.
News-Antique.com - May 14,2013 - 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 Wellington, Kansas, making it easily accessible for members and visitors from the central part of the country. Last year it was held in Kokomo, Indiana. 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.
Wellington is about a half-hour's drive south of Wichita, via Interstate 35. The Convention is open to both members and non-members, and consists of Seminars, Glass displays and a Glass Show & Sale. The NDGA National Glass Museum is also located in Wellington, and will be open during the Convention.
We encourage those who have never attended an NDGA Convention to come to Wellington 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 Wellington High School, which is located at 1700 E 16th Street. In addition, the NDGA National Glass Museum is located in Wellington, and will be open and available for visitation throughout the Convention. Be sure to take the time to visit the Museum and see what a fabulous job our all-volunteer staff has done to create a top-notch Museum.
At the glass show, 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. 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/conv2013.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.