The organization began in 1973, with the first Convention held in Washington, D.C. in 1974.
The Convention will be held at the Waxahachie Civic Center. For more information check the NDGA web page (www.NDGA.net) or contact: Convention Chairman Kent Washburn at 210-599-0635 or by email at email@example.com.
The Convention activities include:
Early Bird Preview:
The Convention, Show and Sale opens to the general public at 10:00am on Saturday morning. The "Early Bird Preview" is available at a premium admission from 8:00am to 10:00am for those collectors who "just can't wait" or want a jump on the competition.
Silent Auction on Saturday:
The Silent Auction will be held from 10am to 1pm on Saturday. Winners must be present at 2pm on Saturday afternoon to pick up their winning items. All items are sold to the highest bidder without reserves.
Seminars on Saturday and cover various subjects such as "Wave Crest Glass", "Victorian Table Settings" and "Greentown Glass." The authors will have numerous examples of the glass in their topics. These seminars should be of interest to all collectors.
The Display Room contains items from members' private collections. Quite often you will see some rare items that are never seen at glass shows. This year, there will be a number of displays presented by children of NDGA members.
Glass Show and Sale:
The Show opens to registrants on Saturday morning and is open to the public from 10 - 4. Sunday hours are 11 - 4. As noted above, there is an "Early Bird Preview" beginning at 8am on Saturday, with a premium admission charged. Admission to either the "Early Bird" or regular admission is good for both days. Noted dealers from many states will be presenting their very best merchandise for sale. You can expect to see the hard-to-find items at this show.
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