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OUR CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS :

September 12, 2021 SUNDAY - START 2021-2022 Club Year our annual COVERED DISH at DAVID GESTLER’S HOME. Dave had to CANCEL - get better Dave

ROAD TRIP
October 2-3, 2021 SATURDAY-SUNDAY Front Range Glass Show and Sale (Denver, CO)
See our Glass Events page for more detail

October 20, 2021 WEDNESDAY (Crowne Plaza Hotel) - Our Club Dinner Meeting

ROAD TRIP
October 22-23, 2021 FRIDAY-SATURDAY Glasshoppers Glass Show and Sale
See our Glass Events page for more detail
BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE

ROAD TRIP
October 30-31, 2021 SATURDAY-SUNDAY Peach State Depression Glass Club Show and Sale
See our Glass Events page for more detail

CANCELED ROAD TRIP CANCELED
November 13-14, 2021 SATURDAY-SUNDAY TIFFIN Glass Collectors Club Show and Sale CANCELED
See our Glass Events page for more detail

ROAD TRIP
November 14, 2021 SUNDAY Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club Show and Sale
See our Glass Events page for more detail

November 17, 2021 WEDNESDAY (Crowne Plaza Hotel) - Our Club Dinner Meeting

December 15, 2021 WEDNESDAY (Crowne Plaza Hotel) - Our Club CHRISTMAS PARTY Dinner Meeting

January 19, 2022 WEDNESDAY (Crowne Plaza Hotel) - Our Club Dinner Meeting

IT'S COMING - IT'S COMING
FEBRUARY 19-20, 2022 SATURDAY-SUNDAY Our HGCP Pittsburgh ANTIQUES SHOW and SALE
See our Annual Antique Show page for more detail

ROAD TRIP
March 5-6, 2022 SATURDAY-SUNDAY Three Rivers Depression Glass Show and Sale
See our Glass Events page for more detail

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A 2021 September Message from our President

Kathy Roth

Finally, we will be meeting in October. Dorothy has the programs planned for the year and what a line-up. We [will be] very excited to see you.

Even though we have had trouble meeting, our members have been at work for the club.

Sarah Cohen has our Facebook page ready to go.

Martin and Janna are working hard at getting the new website off the ground.

Zita, Dorothy, and I have been working with the hotel to get our dinners down to $25.00 without any club subsidy. I am sure Zita will have more about this.

Betty DeSalvo and her Bylaw Committee are reviewing our bylaws and bringing them up to date.

Marsha Perrot has our budget in place for the year.

The Show Committee (Martin, Zita, Mary Lee, and Kathy) is getting things ready for February.

Marsha and Betty are checking the inventory.

Francie is trying to get things ready for the 2021-2022 Book to be published. So, if you have not paid your dues, please do so. It is only $10 this year. If you have a change of address, telephone, email, or anything else, let Francie know.

The Audit Committee (Peg Baseline, Joetta Desta and Patty Greeno) is meeting and Peg will have our Audit Report ready for October.

It seems like we have had our share of members being sick. Marsha Perrot had a knee replacement, Norene Beatty has [A-]Fib and is home doing well on oxygen, Dorothy Fels has a compound fracture of the spine with lots of pain, but she is hanging in there. Dave Gestler fell in his yard and is healing at home, but this will be a long one. Gert McCrum is in Brookdale and doing well. Ray Meyers is now living at Redstone Highlands Apartments.

Thanks everyone for your loyal support with your membership, hard work and being there for each other. We look forward to [October] when we can gather again.

So, see you [at the OCTOBER meeting]!

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A September 2021 Message from our Vice President

Dorothy Fels club VP

Dorothy Fels

Our first meeting of the 2021-2022 year will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, October 20th beginning with dinner at 6:30; the doors will open at 6 pm.

Our speaker will be Larry Woods, who will bring us up to date on all the interesting events at the Museum of American Glass, which is in Weston, WV. The most exciting recent event was the completion of the very large and very beautiful mural painted on the side of the Museum’s building. I am sure that Larry’s audio/visual presentation will include the pictures of the wonderful mural.

A note on the cancellation of the annual September picnic. David Gestler, who was to host the picnic, had a nasty fall while he was working in his yard. David said he is recovering nicely and, after a winter in Florida, will be eager to host the picnic in May 2022.

We are finally getting back to the “new normal” after a difficult time for all. We have planned a full program for the year and hope to see many of you during the coming months.
Other speakers will include:
Nov 17 -- Member Sarah Cohen, who is President of Petal Vision Glass.
Dec 15 -- Members Jon Day, and Kathy Grant on future for the Duncan & Miller Glass Museum.
Mar 16 -- Tony Green, noted expert, will speak on cut glass.
Apr 20 -- Holly McCluskey will speak on important updates at the Oglebay Glass Museum.

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Meet Our 2021-2022 Officers:

The Officers for the 2021-2022 Club year are: (L to R in the photo below)

Norene Beatty (Secretary)
Marsha Perrott (Treasurer)
Zita Reis (Historian)
Jane Offutt (Glassblower Editor)
Dorothy Fels (Vice President)
Kathy Roth (President)
Betty DeSalvo (Assistant Treasurer)

club officers for 2021-2022

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Our Club: The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP)

Who/ What?

The more than 60 members of HGCP are not only from the local Pittsburgh area, but from throughout distant locations around the Tri-State (Pennsylvania /Ohio /West Virginia) area.

Your MEMBERSHIP in the club gets you a copy of The Glassblower, HGCP's monthly newsletter. It is sent to each member prior to each upcoming meeting. It shares information about the previous month's program, upcoming meeting information, events and trip information.

When?

Our September Meeting is always a Picnic. HGCP then meets the third Wednesday of every month from October through May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel unless so noted on the calendar. Optional dinner starts at 6:30 PM -- Club Meetings start at 7:30 PM --

Where?

We meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel across from Pittsburgh's South Hills Village, unless so noted on the calendar. Note the ACTIVE LINK to a map that will help you find the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

How Much?

Dues for the year are $20 ($10 in 2021). If you want to receive a PRINTED copy of the Glassblower news-letter, dues are $30 ($20 in 2021). If you think that you would like to attend a meeting to learn more about American Glass and our Club, please use the links here and head to the Membership and/or the Contact Us pages. The optional dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is $24.00 for members and $28.00 for guests.

What do I get for my $20.00 ($10 in 2021) membership?
 Outstanding educational programs
 Newsletter called The “Glassblower” 10 times per year in your email ($20 for hard copy)
 Lasting friendships
 Shared glass expertise
 Appreciation of American glass made circa 1800-1900
 Examination of awesome glass displays
 Opportunity to serve on committees
 Leadership role: hold a club office

-- LOOK -- NEW INFORMATION HOT OFF THE PRESS:


 AND Paid Members have access to the Clubs free PASS to
    + the Heinz History Center
    + the Western PA Sports Museum [located in the History Center]
    + the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
    + and the Fort Pitt Museum.
   (Contact MARSHA PERROTT [treasurer] for info on how to use our Club PASS)
[click on the above links for a list of upcoming exhibits or events]

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The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh's new
KNOWLEDGE GALLERY


Pennsylvania
1937 GLASS COMPANIES



    Here is a list of Pennsylvania Companies that were IN BUSINESS in 1937

WAIT !!!
    How many can you name? Don't know many? OK - then before you read this list, just
    GUESS How many Pennsylvania Glass Companies (just PENNSYLVANIA factories) do you think were still doing business in 1937 after the 1932 depression ???

    (answer is below the factory listing)


glass fasctory year book     Factory Index

Penn Glass Factory listing #1    Penn glass Factory list #2

The 1937 Glass Factory Year Book Listed 65 Pennsylvania Glass Companies...

How close did you come to 65 ?

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   Pennsylvania 1937 -- Can you name some Penn. companies supplying Parts and Raw Materials to the glass Industry ??

   Increase your knowledge of glass terminology and strange chemical names from 1937

                                      Diamond glass                 

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   Pennsylvania 1937 -- Glass Company Ads and what they produced in 1937...

   Increase your knowledge of 1937 glass company terminology

                                            Tygart Valley glass        Wire Glass            

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The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh is a member of the
Heinz History Center Affiliates Program
We have been given a
CLUB PASS

Using the Club Pass, paid club members can get
FREE admission to the
Heinz History Center (HHC)
the Western PA Sports Museum [located in the History Center]
the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
AND the Fort Pitt Museum.

[click on the above links for a list of upcoming exhibits or events]

The Club Pass is good for any event year-round
Up to 4 persons per visit admitted free with the Club Pass
The Club Pass can be picked up at our glass club dinner meeting
Contact Marsha Perrott [club treasurer]
The Club Pass will NOT be mailed
The Club Pass must be returned at the following monthly meeting
We also have a copy of the HHC quarterly publication
Contact Zita Reis, Historian, to read the HHC pub during any glass club meeting.

Our Charter

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP) promotes the education, study, knowledge, appreciation, and history of American Glass, with emphasis on glass manufactured in the Pittsburgh region, as well as its relationship to useful and decorative arts.

example:

SHELL
(Original Manufacturers Name)
Bakewell, Pears & Co.
Pittsburgh-PA
1875 catalog
Rick Miller photo
from EAPG Data Base

The September Issue of the
"GLASSBLOWER"
-- our club magazine --
has more great articles

“Hanna's Town Antiques and Collectibles August Sale ”
by Jane Offutt

Adding to our enjoyment: here is a planned list of
knowledge booster presentations:

OCT 20 LARRY WOODS MUSEUM OF AMERICAN GLASS
NOV 17 SARAH COHEN PETAL VISION GLASS
DEC 15 JOHN DAY & KATHY GRANT DUNCAN MILLER MUSEUM – UPDATE & FUTURE PLANS
JAN 19 MEMBER PRESENTATION HISTORY OF BLOWN GLASS
FEB 17-20 47TH PITTSBURGH ANTIQUE SALE Our Show
MAR 16 TONY GREEN CUT GLASS
APRIL 20 HOLLY McCluskey OGLEBAY MUSEUM
MAY 18 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS, PROGRAM TBA

Check Your Glass Knowledge

See the New
KNOWLEDGE GALLERY
at the bottom of this page

Non-Profit Status

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP) is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization listed on the IRS website in their pub 78 database (now called CHARITIES)


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