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Glass museum to open in Wellington

Post Time:Jan 04,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:202

The National Depression Glass Association (NDGA) signed a lease on Dec. 1 on a building in downtown Wellington, at 117 S. Washington, to open a glass museum featuring American made glass from the Victorian Era through the mid-century and up to the 1970s, with an emphasis on the Depression era.

This project has been in the works for more than 20 years and is taking shape to be opened to the public early in 2012.

The national collection, consisting of more than 8,500 pieces of glass, has been housed in warehouses in Wichita for a number of years and now be seen by the viewing public.

The NDGA is a national organization with more than 500 members all over the country.

 

The location in Wellington was chosen because it is centrally located, and it is easy to get to for those interested in seeing the glass displays and learning about the history of American-made glassware.

In the future, there may be bus tours for visitors wanting to make day trips. The museum also is working on hosting field trips for schoolchildren of all ages to learn about the Depression era and how glass was made.

The NDGA holds a convention with a show and sale each ye
ar in the second weekend of July.

Source: www.arkcity.netAuthor: shangyi

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