Welcome to the Depression Glass Club of Greater Rochester

This is the Only Glass Show in Upstate New York
     The only Depression Glass show in the Upstate New York area will be in Rochester for mid-September.  The 38th event is among the few remaining shows and sales that primarily features glassware of the Depression Era. Other national shows have closed in recent years because of the availability of Internet shopping.
The show and sale, sponsored by The Depression Glass Club of Greater Rochester, will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21. This event will be at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium, 657 East Avenue (corner of Goodman Street), Rochester, New York, 14607.  Parking is free, and refreshments will be available. Admission to the show is $5.00 (See link to the left for a discount on the show.)
     The local show and sale will offer a variety of glassware and pottery dating primarily from the Depression Era of the 1920s and 1930s through the 1960s.  Serious collectors, young novices, and anyone simply wishing to identify grandmother’s glassware will find something of interest: from the mass-produced plates, bowls and tumblers given as premiums with purchases or at movie theater “dish nights” to the hand-finished glassware sold in finer department and jewelry stores. Today’s use of Depression Glass for everyday meals, holiday dinners, and home accessorizing can be considered a form of going “green”—even if the glass is pink, yellow, or blue.  Quality dealers from across the Northeast and Midwestern United States will offer fine Depression Glass and china for sale. Several of the dealers specialize in elegant glassware of the Depression Era that was manufactured by American companies such as Heisey, Cambridge and Duncan-Miller. 
     In addition, club members will showcase their collections by displaying Depression Glass & Pottery in use.  This year’s theme of  “Back to Basics” will feature a dozen vignettes of individual place settings. The displays will depict a variety of creative mealtime scenes using Depression Era plates, bowls, goblets, and serving pieces as well as other tabletop accessories. This year’s show will also feature educational seminars and Glass ID.
An informational program titled “Pennsylvania – Capitol of the Glass Industry?”   will be presented on both Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM by Jerry Vaccarella,   The program covers many of the companies that manufactured glassware in a state not necessarily known for producing large quantities of glass, both elegant and utilitarian. Vintage glassware can also be brought in to be identified with paid admission to the show.  There is a limit of 3 items per person as time allows, with a formal ID session following the seminars.    
For more information, call (585) 281-5008 or email dgclub@rochester.rr.com.

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