Heisey Collectors of America to celebrate 40th anniversary

NEWARK, Ohio – The year 2011 marks
the 40th anniversary of the Heisey Collectors of America (HCA); they
will be marking the occasion with a celebration at their national convention
June 16-18. 

The HCA was formed in 1971 to
promote the study and collecting of Heisey glass, produced by the A.H. Heisey
Glass Company
in Newark, Ohio, from 1896 to 1957.

heisey_museum_historic_king_house.jpgOver the past 40 years, the HCA has
accomplished some remarkable things: acquisition, relocation and restoration of
the historic King House to hold its world-class museum; the accumulation of
more than 4,500 pieces of glass for the museum collection; the construction of
a new wing that doubled the museum’s display area; securing the famous “Diamond H” trademark; the acquisition of the moulds
and records of the A.H. Heisey Company; the preservation of an extensive
archival and research library; and the monthly publishing of the Heisey News.

heisey_glass_colors_rm_2.jpgEvents planned for the June
celebration include the 40th Annual Heisey Collectors of America
Convention
, the Premier Glass Show and Sale, a Museum open house, and  the Flea Market On The Square.

The HCA Convention (June 15-18)
opens with a welcome bar-b-que and recognizes former Heisey company employees.
HCA members, old and new, with share stories about the history of the factory,
the HCA, and their own collecting adventures.  The convention schedule and registration forms are available
on the Museum website (www.HeiseyMuseum.org).

The National Heisey Glass Museum offers
free admission during the convention and will host a ribbon cutting for the new
“Factory Room.” Special glass displays have also been set up for the 40th
anniversary.

heisey_glass_museum_gallery_1.jpgThe Premier Glass Show & Sale
will be held June 16-18 at Adena Hall on the OSUN/COTC campus. Prominent glass
dealers from across the country will offer elegant glass for sale. Attendees
can attend seminars that discuss the HCA’s history and the fun and adventure of
collecting.

The Flea Market On The Square in
downtown Newark is on Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Set-up is open to
interested glass dealers. Space assignments begin at 7 a.m.

For additional event information, contact the
National Heisey Glass Museum, 169 W Church St, Newark, OH  43055, at 740-345-2932, or visit www.HeiseyMuseum.org.

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