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The Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society focuses on Mt. Washington Glassworks and its sucessors, the Pairpoint Companies who began manufacturing fine art glass in the mid-19th century. The Society promotes connoisseurship, study, research, history and preservation of the art glass wares made by Mt. Washington and Pairpoint.…

The Annual National American Glass Club Seminar


The Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society Seminar

Old Grenwich, Connecticut, April 15 - 17, 2010

2010 marks NAGC's seventy-seventh year celebrating glass. There are exciting changes to the annual seminar for 2010. For the first time, the seminar will be held in conjunction with the Collectors Glass Show and Sale in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, organized by the Westchester Glass Club, an NAGC chapter.

Also, for the first time, it will be a JOINT venture combining the NATIONAL AMERICAN GLASS CLUB 2010 Seminar with the Annual Meeting of the 

The venue will be the Greenwich Hyatt Regency at $95 per room.

The annual seminar will feature expert lectures including:

  • Diane Wright: Yale University glass collection
  • Joe Heyman: Pairpoint Glass
  • David Fuchschuber: Mt. Washington Glass
  • Howard Lockwood: Venetian Glass
  • Ian Simmonds: Early Glass Cutting

Associated bus trips will include visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly installed glass collection, the New York Historical Society, and the Annual Westchester Glass Club Show and Sale.

In addition, a banquet will be held on Saturday evening. Seminar registration is $225.00 per person. Please contact William Thomas by email [email protected] for registration.

The Greenwich Hyatt Regency, at 1800 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT, 06870, is offering special room rates of $95.00 per room, phone number (203-637-1234).

Seminar Schedule

Thursday, April, 15, 2010

1:00- 5:30 Registration packets available in Lobby
Dinner on own
 7:30 Dessert Reception and evening lecture with Howard Lockwood: "Ten Masterpieces of 20th Century Italian Glass"

Friday, April 16, 2010

Breakfast on own

Bus trip to NYC - visit Metropolitan Museum of Art's newly installed glass collection and the New York Historical Society

Dinner on your own
NAGC Board meeting; MWPGS Board meeting

Saturday, April 17, 2010

7:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 Annual NAGC Meeting

10:00 - Morning at the Glass Show

Lunch on own
At Hotel:

2:00 David Fuchshuber : "Mt. Washington Glass, Then and Now"
3:00 Joseph Heyman: "Details of Pairpoint Glass"
4:00 Diane Wright: "American Glass at Yale: The Francis P. Garvan Collection"
6:30: Dinner. Ian Simmonds: "Hiding in Plain Sight? New York City Cut Glass, 1880-1865"

Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society Seminar Information

The 2009 Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society Seminar will take place in New Bedford, MA., September 10-12 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus. Featured speakers include Jane Shadel Spillman (Corning Museum of Glass), Kirk Nelson (New Bedford Glass Museum), Phil Gardella (Collector and Expert on Pairpoint), Diane Tobin, William Pitt (Glass Expert).

The seminar will include a visit to the Sandwich Glass Show and Sale, The Sandwich Glass Museum, the Pairpoint Factory, and McDermott Glass, along with our traditional opening cocktail reception.

Buy the Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass book

In 2005, the Antique Collectors' Club, with the assistance of Old Dartmouth Historical Society-New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art, along with the support of the MWPGS, published the definitive book on Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass: Kenneth Morley Wilson's Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass: Encompassing the History of the Mt. Washington Glass Works and Its Successors, the Pairpoint Companies.

The MWPGS has a limited number of books available for $89.00 per copy, including shipping. If you wish to order a copy, please send a check for $89.00 to:

Joseph Heyman
130 Indian Springs Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Please make your check payable to the Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society (MWPGS). Include your name, address and email contact information.

Membership Application

Download and fill out the membership application. Mail the application to

Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass Society
Mr. Harold March, Treasurer
10 Seminole Rd.
Canton, MA 02021