National Depression Glass Association to hold convention in Wellington

For those who have a Depression glass collection, this convention might be as close to heaven as it comes.

The National Depression Glass Association is holding its annual convention July 11-14 in Wellington, site of the National Glass Museum. Thirty-two glass dealers will offer glassware for sale and show.

Depression glassware and dishes were often made of clear or translucent colors during the 1930s. It was offered by manufacturers or businesses as incentives to buy products.

Moms and grandmothers collected the pieces and today those pieces are highly prized and collected. The convention will also exhibit American glassware made from the mid-1880s through Mid-century Modern.

The glassware convention includes a picnic, banquets, silent and live auctions, children’s seminars, a book signing party and a chance to participate in the Kansas Wheat Festival parade.

The convention will be held in Wellington Senior High School, 1700 E. 16th Street. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14. Cost is $8.

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