By: Jonathan Fuhrman
If you are as obsessed with depression glass as I am, you might find yourself planning some of your summer vacations around glass. If you are not “in the know” about how to integrate glass collecting into travel plans, here are a few suggestions.
- There is a glass show in Ohio pretty much every weekend in the month of June each year. The Cambridge, Heisey, Fostoria, Imperial, and Tiffin glass clubs each have a weekend for their annual show and convention.
- If you can’t make it to Ohio during the month of June for the above mentioned shows, each of these clubs have a fabulous museum of glassware that is open throughout the summer months and are well worth a visit. These museums are within a few hours of each other, so you could potentially hit several in one long weekend.
- There are also a lot of other museums that feature extensive collections of glass. Here are a few of my favorites:
- The National Depression Glass Association hosts an annual convention in July of each year. This show travels across the country and changes cities/states each year.
- Look for glass making experiences in areas that you visit. Many cities have glass blowing studios where you can take an afternoon class and try your hand at glass making. I’ve done it several times and always had great fun. Just keep in mind that because of the cooling process, you’ll need to plan to pick your glass up the day after you make it.
Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable summer filled with fun and great depression glass finds.