Our regular monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (except December) at the Marietta Museum of History located off the Marietta Square. The address is:
Marietta Museum of History
Conference room, first floor
1 Depot Street
Marietta GA 30060
(located just off the square in downtown Marietta in the old Kennesaw House)
Next meeting date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Social gathering and networking: 6:30pm
Program and meeting: 7-8:30pm
Guests and visitors are always welcome.
Mark your calendar now for our next meeting, Tuesday, September 8, 2015. We will be Blenko Bound! Carolyn and Roger Newstrom and Rod Allen will share their adventures at the 2015 Blenko Convention! Come and discover the latest news about this colorful glass!
We are looking forward to seeing on at the Marietta History Museum, at 6:30pm for social time with the meeting and program beginning at 7:00pm.
Street parking is sometimes available in the area. There is also a municipal parking lot just across the tracks from the Museum building. There is also designated Museum parking spaces which are available to us on Tuesday evenings since the Museum itself is closed. Our preference is for that to be used for handicapped parking.
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 6:30 pm. Meetings are currently being held in the 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. 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 Depression Glass and Collectible Show and Sale. It has been a July fixture for decades. The 28 national dealers bring glassware, pottery, china, kitchenware, and dinnerware from the 1800s to the 1970s. There are special guests, glass ID, and door prizes. The 2015 show and sale will be held at the Cobb County Fair Grounds at Jim Miller Park in Marietta.
Proceeds from the show go to support college scholarships for two students in the Visual Arts Department (Sculpture and Glass Blowing) at Georgia Southeastern 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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