EASTERN REGION MEETING
Wednesday April 18 through Saturday April 21, 2018
Lancaster, Ohio

PROGRAM PLANS:

The meeting begins on Wednesday with registration at the hotel, a Mike Clum Auction preview, and a social gathering.
 
The auction takes place on Thursday, followed by a reception in the hotel.
 
Friday includes a morning seminar at the Ohio Glass Museum including talks by Sid Lethbridge (on social media and collecting), Tom Felt (WVMAG’s digital archives project), Holly McCluskey (the Oglebay Institute collections), Thomas A. Bredehoft (a recently discovered archive), and James Measell (on the Stourbridge School of Art and Harry Northwood). The afternoon is reserved for visits to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, and other Lancaster museums. Dinner at a Shaw’s Restaurant in Lancaster will be followed by a talk by Jeffrrey S. Evans on “The Impact of the Web on Glass and Antique Markets and Auctions.”
 
Saturday is available for optional self-conducted tours of Fairfield County Sites.
 
REGISTRATION:
 
The registration fee is $45 per person. Download form below.
 
HOTEL:
 
Reservations should be made directly with the Hampton Inn (2041 Schorr Way Drive, just off N. Memorial Drive, Lancaster, OH; telephone 740-654-2999). A block of rooms has been set aside for the meeting at the special rate of $129 per night (plus taxes). Book your hotel reservation before March 30, 2018 and be sure to mention the Early American Pattern Glass Society.

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Annual Meeting July 26-29, 2018

Washington, Pennsylvania (in conjunction with the Duncan Glass Club Show)
Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh – Meadowlands 
340 Racetrack Rd.
Washington, Pa.      
724-222-6200  

The Doubletree-Hilton Meadowlands is the Annual Meeting headquarters with an $89.00 room rate which includes a full hot breakfast, Queen and King beds available. The hotel is located at 340 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA, 15301, Group rate code is “EAG”, dial 1-724-222-6200.
Hotel reservations and Annual Meeting registration form must be completed and returned by July 1, 2018.
 
Henry Clay Frick historic home, www.thefrickpittsburgh.org
Duncan & Miller Glass Museum, Washington PA, www.duncanmiller.net
Heinz History Center, downtown Pittsburgh, www.heinzhsitorycenter.org

This year’s annual meeting has a slightly different format because it is combined with the Duncan Glass Annual Meeting and Glass Show. All members of both organizations are invited and encouraged to attend all events!

 
Tours have been arranged at the Oglebay Museum of Glass in Wheeling, W.V. and the West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, W.V. for your visit enroute to the meeting or on your trip returning home. Please mark your visit preference on the registration form so the museums can staff accordingly. Additional museums in the area are Fostoria Glass in Moundsville, W. V. and the Imperial Glass Museum in Bellaire, Ohio. Plus, Open House at David Gestler’s home on Sunday.
 
Thursday, July 26, will be the bus trip to Pittsburgh to tour the Heinz History Center and the Frick Home. The 8:30 – 5 p.m. tour will be narrated by Anne Madarasz, Museum Director for the Heinz History Center. She will highlight the original glass manufacturing sites enroute to the museums and additional historical facts of the area. While at the Heinz History Center we will tour their glass and have a peek behind the scenes followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will tour the historic Frick house and the automobile/carriages collection (in honor of those spouses collecting cars). Early reservations are stressed as the bus (air conditioned with microphone) accommodates 48 persons. For additional information on the Heinz Museum and Frick House both have excellent websites.

Dinner will be on your own with all in attendance invited to the Show and Tell at 7:30 in the hotel.

Friday, July 27: The EAPGS will have their Annual Meeting and Trustee Meeting. The Duncan Glass Museum will be prepared for tours; a nominal fee of $4.00 can be paid at the door. A list of area antique shops will be provided. Dinner will be sponsored by The Duncan Glass Club with a twin plated Chicken Marsala/Crabcakes entŕe. The guest speaker will be John Wilshire of the Island Mold Co. The history, techniques, and today’s status of mold making “According to John”, should be informative.

Saturday, July 28: the Glass Show opens at the Fairgrounds (directions available at the hotel) and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission at the door is $7.00 and is good for two days. Lunch at the show is not to be missed – it is home cooked! Dinner will be hosted by the EAPGS with a buffet featuring roast pork and Salmon. The evening program at the hotel will be provided by area glass scholars on “Pittsburgh’s Southside – the Cradle of Midwestern Glass”.

Sunday, July 29: The Glass show continues and the Duncan Museum is open. You may choose a visit to the Oglebay or West Virginia Museum of Glass or David Gestler’s Open House. Once again, please mark your choice on the registration form so the museums can staff accordingly.