With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that our annual Glass Show is cancelled for this year. We do not anticipate having one again in the future. As to the “why’s,” there are several: (1) Our members are not getting any younger, and this show is a lot of work provided by 100% volunteer efforts; (2) Our dealers are not getting any younger, and some have retired from the business; (3) Our efforts at recruiting younger members have not been very successful.
The glass we love is a beautiful and important part of the history of the United States. Sadly, lack of demand can devalue even the most valuable items from the past.
On that note, we would like to ask a favor: If anyone reading this has any “in” with any millennial or Gen X influencer or bona fide celebrity, now would be the time to try to cultivate their interests in the true American craftsmanship of Depression-era glass. Or maybe post beautiful pictures of your glass (or anyone’s glass) on Instagram, Pinterest, or FaceBook.
You are also invited to enjoy food and beautiful glass with us one evening a month at our “Third Tuesday” meetings usually at the Fletcher Library. Just contact us on FaceBook or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for us, no matter how old we get, we are going to keep celebrating our glass enthusiasm until our last breath! We are discussing possible road trips to shows in other states or glass museums? Or developing more content for our YouTube channel? If that interests you, or if you have other ideas, contact us to share.
Love American Glass. Save American Glass.