Early American Pattern Glass Society meets in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS —The Early American Pattern Glass Society was formed nearly 30 years ago to promote the collecting and study of early American pattern glass (EAPG). In addition to annual meetings held at various locations around the country—most recently in Indianapolis—the Society holds regional meetings.

One-hundred and forty members attended the Indianapolis meeting, which was held at the Martin House Hotel April 16-18, 2009. The event-packed three-day meeting presented a roster of distinguished speakers, an auction and raffle, glass displays, and a visit to an important private collection. The meeting also provided an opportunity for members to attend the 120-dealer Hoosier Antique Show and to visit the Greentown Glass Museum.

James Measell spoke on the development of the glass industry in Ohio and Indiana from 1880 to 1930, and Clyde King, master glass engraver, provided insights into the artistry of glass engraving. Sid Lethbridge talked about his recent research into the Pittsburg Glass Houses of Campbell Jones & Co., Richard Moon explained the fine points of the “Cut Log” pattern, and David Morgret discussed the subtleties of Northwood’s art glass, displayed from his extensive collection.

The Society’s next national meeting will be held in Natchez, Miss., and is tentatively scheduled for April 30-May 2, 2010.

The Society also holds regional meetings: the Eastern States Region is meeting in Wheeling, W.Va., Sep. 24-26, 2009; the Central States Region in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1-3, 2009; and the Rocky Mountain States Region in Denver, Oct. 24, 2009.

Additional information about these meetings and membership is on the EAPGS Web site at www.eapgs.org.