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.

SCHEDULE:

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registrations must be received by June 10.  Download Registration Form

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  

Events

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., If  emailing include the words EAPGS in the headline.