Who are we?

You know folks, we’ve got the fancy mission statement and all the official stuff we can show you. But, the reality of it is we are just a bunch of friendly people who love to get together, talk glass and have fun. From Blenko to Westmoreland, McKee to Heisey, Jeanette to Hazel-Atlas, we have members who can talk your ears off about it! Come join the fun!!

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OK, here’s the official stuff!

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 held in the Activity Center at East Cobb United Methodist Church, located at 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta, 30062. Regular features include programs on collecting, identification of members' "finds," and sharing of "brags" (items purchased for much less than current value) See our Meeting page for more information.

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 four decades, taking place on the 4th weekend of the month. 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.

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; and The West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV.

Exciting Breaking News!

The Peach State Depression Glass Club’s Annual Show and Sale happening on July 23 & 24 will feature glass blowing ON SITE!

With a mission of education and preservation of collectible glass, the club hosts the show each year to raise money to carry out this mission. One of our goals is to provide scholarships for the Glass Blowing program in the Fine Arts department at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA (the only university in the state of GA to have such a program).

Members of our organization have visited our scholarship student recipients and Charles Wells, the glass blowing instructor, several times and marveled at their accomplishments. This year, YOU can meet them and see their work for yourself.

Mr. Wells has developed his own portable glass blowing furnace which has a story of its own and he is bringing it to our Marietta show allowing he and the students to demonstrate their art.

They will be doing demonstrations at approximately 12:30pm on Saturday, July 23 and approximately 1:00pm on Sunday, July 24.

See our Collectible Glass Show and Sale page for the most up-to-date information on this year’s event, including the schedule of seminars and activities.

You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity!

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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These pix are three of the club’s display tables from the 2016 Collectible Glass Show and Sale. Club members provided glass from their collections for each of the 12 displays.
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