Meetings & Conventions
CARLISLE GATHERING May 5, 2023
for members of the Early American Pattern Glass Society (EAPGS) and other EAPG aficionados after the Friday session of the Eastern National Antique Show and Sale in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
DATE: Friday, May 5, 2023
PLACE: Comfort Inn, 77 Shady Lane, Carlisle, PA 17013. The entrance to the Comfort Inn is from Route 11, just south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Go back the long driveway next to the Comfort Inn sign.
5:30 p.m. – Gather and socialize. There are no alcoholic drinks served at the hotel, but you may take your own wine or other drink, and glasses will be available.
6:00 p.m. – Dinner – Italian Buffet catered by Marcello’s of Carlisle: Caesar salad, chicken parmesan, chicken marsala, lasagna, bread, cannoli, Italian ice, and beverages.
7:30 p.m. –
- Presentation by Debra M. Coulson and Harley N. Trice, authors of the newly released book,”Bryce Glass”, on the topic , “What You Might Not Know About Bryce Glass”. They also authored the article “James Bryce and His Legacy” in the Spring issue of the NewsJournal. Questions and answers will follow the presentation and their book will be available for purchase both this evening and at the Society table at the show, where the showcase will feature Bryce glass.
- Show and tell – Nancy Smith will conduct the popular session for showing, identifying, and telling stories about items everyone brings. Everyone is encouraged to take something for this session, whether you want help in identification or you have something to tell about it.
- Time permitting, an EAPGS game by Alice Ahlfeld.
- Closing comments and adjournment.
PRICE: $ 29.00 per person.
REGISTRATION: Please register for the Gathering in advance by sending the names of those attending and a check for $ 29.00 per person, payable to “EAPGS Eastern Region”, to John and Alice Ahlfeld, 2634 Royal Road, Lancaster, PA 17603-7010, for receipt no later than Monday, May 1.
QUESTIONS? Contact John or Alice Ahlfeld at 717-397-7313, 717-449-4308 (John’s cell), 717-693-3192 (Alice’s cell), or
HOTEL: Comfort Suites, 77 Shady Lane, Carlisle, is reserving a block of rooms at a special rate of $89.00 per night, plus tax, for those attending our event. There is no extra charge for parking. To make a reservation call the hotel directly at 717-706-3400 no later than April 11th and mention the Early American Pattern Glass Society. The special rate applies to reservations made on or before April 11 and is good for any or all of the dates May 2 through May 6. When making the reservation, make sure that you are talking to someone at the hotel, not at the remote reservation service; the best way to reach the hotel is to select option “2”, which the message says is to change a reservation, but which also gets you to the front desk where the block arrangement is recognized.
29th Annual Meeting July 6 - 9, 2023
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, the “River, Road and Rail city” set on the edge of the Ohio River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Wheeling is a historic place: it is West Virginia’s first State capital, the place where the State became a State, home to battle sites and a wealth of early pressed glass history.
Family names such as Northwood, Sweeney, Barnes, Hobbs and Cassell, just to name a few participated in the production of pressed glass in the Wheeling area. This historic setting will be the home base for the
Thursday, July 6: Arrive
Friday, July 7: Tour Oglebay Institute Glass Muse ums including the newly refurbished EAPG Museum. Visit the Greyhound racetrack (adjacent to the hotel) or on Sunday "do the dogs". The EAPGS Annual Meeting following dinner
Saturday, July 8: Duncan Glass Society antique show (bus tour arranged for the day), Washington, Pa. homemade food featured at the show. Tour the Duncan Glass Museum following the Antique Show.
Sunday, July 9: Bus tour to the Imperial Glass Museum, Bellaire, Ohio and The Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, Va. Possibility of the Greyhound Track event instead of on Friday as posted. Dinner at hotel with speaker
HOST HOTEL: Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino Racetrack, 1 South Street, Wheeling, West Virginia. Telephone for reservations: 1-304-232-5050 ext: 2. Hotel rates are $99.00 for Thursday and Sunday, $119.00 for Friday and Saturday. Please make your hotel reservations PROMPTLY as these rates are good only until to June 1.
Additional details and the registration form will be published on our website by mid April and then later in the Summer Issue of the NewsJournal; note, it is IMPERATIVE that we receive your registration form no later than June 1st.
Questions? Call or email Gloria Dobbs or Courtney Sloan. 913-681-1452 or