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  

Coming or going plan a stop at Ogelby Glass Museum in Wheeling, W. Virginia. They have recently redone the Museum and it is NOT TO BE MISSED!  We will make plans for you to tour the Museum. It’s about 45 minutes from the hotel.

Another side trip – coming or going – pending on from or to is the Museum of American Glass in Weston, W. Virginia. It is 1 to 1 ½ hours from the hotel. In the next issue we will have the registration form – you can check if you’d like to visit either location. Then we can alert the Staffs of your intentions. Google Ogelby Institute Glass Museum or Museum of American Glass.

Thursday, July 26, we will have a bus tour to Pittsburgh. We will tour the Heinz History Museum and the Frick Mansion Museum (includes antique cars and carriages). Our bus trip will be guided by Anne Madarasz indicating various locations of the historic glass houses/manufactures and other pertinent “glass histories”.

Friday, July 27, we will tour the Duncan Glass Museum, shop the local antique stores in the Washington area or you could trip to Wheeling (Ogelby) or the Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, W. Virginia, or the Imperial Glass Museum in Bellaire, Ohio.

Friday Night will be the Duncan Glass dinner; all members of the EAPGS are invited. The dinner will be in the Doubletree – speaker, menu, etc. to be in the next issue of The Journal.

Saturday and Sunday the Duncan Glass Show will open at the Fairgrounds (Directions available at hotel check-in). You will love the food at the show – all homemade!

Saturday Night will be the EAPGS dinner in the Doubletree – all attendee’s are encouraged to attend. The program: “Pittsburgh’s Southside – the Cradle of Midwestern Glass” will be presented by one of the Glass Clubs of Pittsburgh.

Sunday will be a wrap up of glass sales at the show, more area shopping (a great discount mall is located across the street from the hotel), Ogelby, Weston

Plans are also underway for a program on mold making: who, when, where, to be announced.

Hotel room rate is $89.00 and includes a GREAT, full hot breakfast; Queen and King beds available. Make your reservations: 1-724-222-6200.

Registration Forms will be posted when it is available.