OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2024

Special Reception October 24th


We are back in Weston this year with a fun-filled weekend. Beginning with a wine and cheese welcome at the Museum on Thursday evening, October 24, followed by a full day of entertainment and information at the Museum in Weston. We will be minimizing travel this year. Those who would like to make local trips can visit Appalachian Glass (close to the Museum) and/or travel to nearby Buckhannon where Catherine Miller will open her glass engraving studio just for us. There’s good antiquing in Buckhannon, too.

Back at the museum, we have lots of activities planned. Details are still being worked out, but will include a film festival (complete with popcorn), a series of specialized tours throughout the day, and a unique scavenger hunt. Lunch and dinner will be on your own on Friday.

Saturday, we will move 25 miles up the road to the Bridgeport Conference Center for a wonderful roster of speakers. Topics will range from marbles to Mid-Century, vaseline to stretch glass. The owners of Gay Fad Studios will join us to tell the story of that company, both yesterday and today. Tom Foozer will talk about vaseline glass (now all the rage with “uranium glass” collectors), while Larry Woods will offer an overview of marbles – the last two programs in celebration of two of the new display cases installed last year. (Wait till you see the newly rearranged National Marble Museum display!) A special presentation will highlight the 50th anniversary of the Stretch Glass Society, in conjunction with a major exhibit of stretch glass that you will have had the opportunity to enjoy at the Museum the day before.

After dinner, of course, will be the ever-popular silent auction.

Please note that this is a week later than the Gathering would ordinarily be held, so make sure you have us on your calendar for October 25 and 26.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the adjacent Microtel Inn & Suites, 201 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330 at $91/night for a queen room, $99/night for a queen suite. To reserve, call 304-808-2000, Room Code: AGM102224