NAGC NATIONAL GLASS SEMINARS
This page was updated on January 24, 2015
NAGC National Glass Seminars
Our national seminar is held every year in various cities across the US.
Activities include lectures by prominent glass curators, authors, collectors and artists; tours of museums, private colledtions, glass studios and historic sites; our national business meeting; plus great food, fun and more! Members receive a discount for early registration.
The 31st NAGC Annual Seminar - 2015 wll be held at the Mega Glass Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 9 through 12
Five Great Reasons to Attend the NAGC seminar and the Mega-Convention in Indianapolis next July:
What more do you need? We urge you to book at the hotel as soon as possible as the block of rooms available at $99.00 per night (including Wednesdy) is finite; once the block is exhausted, the rate reverts back to the standard $209.00 per night.
- Reason #1: The NAGC is sponsoring a wonderful day trip [Thursday the 9th] to the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Works and the Indianapolis Museum or Art, which is included in your reservation price.
According to Wikipedia: “The Kokomo Opalescent Glass Works of Kokomo, Indiana, is the oldest manufacturer of hand cast, rolled cathedral and opalescent glass in America, and the oldest manufacturer of opalescent glass in the world. In continuous operation since 1888, it was founded by Charles Edward Henry (born Paris, France about 1846), who was relocating his existing stained glass manufacturing business from New Rochelle, NY. KOG has long been an important supplier to the American stained glass industry, including documented sales to Louis C. Tiffany, and in 1889, KOG won a gold medal at the Paris World Exposition for their multi-colored window glass.” The staff at Kokomo are very excited about our visit and will make it a memorable day.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art will have a very interesting exhibit while we are there: Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas as well as its ongoing exhibits. We will enjoy lunch at the museum, followed by a docent led tour focusing on glass.
- Reason #2: NAGC members who reserve early at the Sheraton Keystone Hotel [8787 Keystone Crossing Indianapolis?, Phone: (1)(317) 846-2700] get a very low price – 1/3 what you will pay ordinarily. But DON’T WAIT as the block of rooms will not last. If you reserve, you have until very near the show to cancel, so you don’t have to be certain now – just reserve.
- Reason #3: One of the country’s best museums about Native Americans and the West is in Indianapolis, as its name should require. “The Eiteljorg Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history.”
- Reason #4: There are more than 15 other quality museums in Indianapolis, including one dedicated to the famous, a sports hall of fame, a history museum, the Kurt Vonnegut museum, and the Presidential Home Museum of Benjamin Harrison – remember that President, an early proponent of civil rights who campaigned for education for African Americans and opposed the Chinese Exclusion Act? No? You probably need to visit the museum, then.
- Reason #5: The Hoosier Antique Show will run concurrently with the event. All that glass!!! So many exhibitors and so many sellers! So many lectures and so many old and new friends and glass collectors!
2015 SEMINAR REGISTRATION and PROGRAM