Imperial Glass collectors head to St. Clairsville

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BELLAIRE, Ohio – The National Imperial Glass Collectors Society has planned its 27th annual convention for June 5-8 in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

The main event at this year’s convention will be the grand opening and dedication of the National Imperial Glass Museum June 5.

Schedule. Opening ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m., immediately followed by refreshments and a museum open house.

Public dignitaries, representatives of other glass clubs and museums glass manufacturers and the general public are all invited to attend.

The convention agenda will follow the museum opening over the weekend. An increased number of educational opportunities and glass shopping events as well as several new events, will be offered.

Seminars. This year four educational seminars will be offered, including Imperial Bells, led by Ruth Mularcik; Imperial Boudoir, led by Myrna and Bob Garrison; Slag Glass, led by Don Jennings and Nathan Taves; and Candlewick, led by Mary Wetzel-Tomalka and Larry Lodenstein.

Howard Seufer, retired Fenton quality control manager, will be the banquet speaker.

The popular glass show will be enhanced by an early bird preview and sale Friday afternoon. Admission fee for this event is $10 per person.

Membership and convention registration are required to attend.

New events. Two additional new events have been added, including a first-timers orientation session and a joint study group get-together, where study group members from around the country can meet and share ideas.

All the traditional events will be offered, including the members-only auction, glass ID and former employee sessions, and a glass display featuring Imperial Boudoir.

For more information contact the society on the Web at www.imperialglass.org or e-mail info@nigcs.org.

More information is also available by writing National Imperial Glass Collectors Society, P.O. Box 534, Bellaire OH 53906.

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