DANBURY, Conn. – Danbury was unanimously selected by the National Depression Glass Association to be the site of their 35th Annual NDGA Convention Show and Sale on July 11-12. The 2009 Convention, Show and Sale will be held in the O’Neill Center on the campus of Western Connecticut State University (Exit 4 off I-84).
NDGA’s president, Kent Washburn stated “This is the first time in the history of the NDGA that we will be bringing our convention to the Northeast. The convention will showcase 32 nationally known dealers who will bring millions of dollars worth of American made glassware. The glass will range from Victorian to mid-century modern with an emphasis on the Depression Era. The sight is just dazzling!”
The NDGA annually rotates its convention to different areas of the country. The first show was held in Washington, D.C., in 1975. Recent sites for the convention have been 2006 Waxahachie (Dallas), Texas; 2007 Modesto, Calif.; and 2008 St. Charles (St. Louis), Mo.
The National Depression Glass Association is incorporated in Kansas City, Mo. The purpose of this nonprofit organization is to educate on and to preserve American glassware. Seminars, educational displays and samples of items being preserved will be on exhibit.
Another option is to visit the NDGA Web site at www.ndga.net for more information.