Who are we?
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The Peach State Depression Glass Club was organized in 1976 with 26 members to promote interest in and spread knowledge about glassware of the Depression era. While maintaining that focus, the club has expanded with interests in many other fields of collecting. It now has members who also collect many kinds of glass, dolls, jewelry, flamingos, mermaids, china, pottery, kitchenware, Civil War memorabilia, silver, or furniture. In other words, everything from Wedgwood to whimsical has attracted someone's attention.
The PSDGC meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm preceded by our social gathering at 6:30pm. Meetings are currently being held in the first floor conference room at the Marietta Museum of History located just off the Marietta square. Regular features include programs on collecting, identification of members' "finds," and sharing of "brags" (items purchased for much less than current value).
There is a member's collectibles auction each year in the spring (usually April). Second only to the knowledge of the members is the information in the club's library of over 700 reference books which are available to members for checkout.
Since its inception, the PSDGC has held a glass show event known as the annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale. It has been a July fixture for 4 decades. The 28 national dealers bring glassware, pottery, china, kitchenware, and dinnerware from the 1800s to the 1970s. There are special seminars, glass ID, and door prizes. The 2017 show and sale will be held at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. 2017 will mark our 41st Annual Show.
Proceeds from the show go to support college scholarships for three students in the Visual Arts Department (Sculpture and Glass Blowing) at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA as well as supporting The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts in Chattanooga, TN; the National Depression Glass Museum in Wellington, KS; The West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV; and the Marietta Museum of History in Marietta, GA (where the club holds its monthly meetings).
Though dedicated to knowledge, the Peach State Depression Glass Club is also a place for fun and fellowship. Visitors are always welcome.
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