Our Club: The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP)

Who/ What:

The more than 60 members of HGCP are not only from the local Pittsburgh area, but from throughout distant locations around the Tri-State (Pennsylvania /Ohio /West Virginia) area.

The Glassblower, HGCP's monthly newsletter, is sent to each member prior to each upcoming meeting. It shares information about the previous month's program, upcoming meeting information, events and trip information.


HGCP meets the third Wednesday of every month from September through May. Optional dinners at the Crowne Plaza start at 6:30PM -- Club Meetings start at 7:45PM


We meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, across from Pittsburgh's South Hills Village, unless so noted on the calendar. Note the ACTIVE LINK to a map that will help you find the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

How Much?

Dues for the year are $20. If you think that you would like to attend a meeting to learn more about American Glass and our Club, please use the links and head to the Membership and/or the Contact Us pages. The optional dinner at the Crowne Plaza is $22.61 for members


Trea$urer’s Note

Betty DeSalvo
Thanks to all of you that have already sent in your dues. You don’t know how much it is appreciated and how it makes our entire process run a little better and on time!
Members that have not sent in your dues yet please do so soon. Don’t make me release the flying monkeys!!
Thank you so much!

A February 2016 Message from Our President

Club President

Kathy Roth

The presentation at our January meeting by the Study Group on this year’s exhibit “Pittsburgh – Lighting the World” was outstanding! I wish you all could have heard the lecture and seen some great examples of lighting! And to think — that was only a very small part of the many examples that will be on display at the 41st Pittsburgh Antiques Show & Sale! Kudos to the entire Study Group and to January’s speaker Gil McGirl! Great job!

That, of course, brings us to the Antiques Show & Sale itself. We are down to the wire here —with only a few short weeks to the BIG event on Feb 20 and 21! As Zita has indicated, the venue is full — 49 dealers! And Imperial, West Virginia Museum of American Glass and the Duncan Miller Glass Museum will also be located in the lobby along with our own Norene Beatty talking about the Old Stone Tavern.

And here comes my last big plea to all the Club members! We are still looking for your help — whether it be through donating of time at one of the many volunteer venues (e.g., Club Consignment Booth, Chinese Auction, Registration, Show Exhibit, or relieving Dealers at their Booths) -- or by donating an item to the Basket of Cheer, the Chinese Auction, or a couple scratch-off Lottery Tickets — the Show truly needs you! We are so appreciative of your help! Please contact Kathy Roth directly if you would like to volunteer your time; and feel free to contact Dave Fleischman if you have an item to donate for the Chinese Auction! Zita and Martin are preparing the Basket of Cheer, which will be in the Chinese Auction and Mary Lee is putting together the money tree and Martin and David are putting together a lovely plant that someone who is attending will win — so please do try to get us any items in a timely fashion!

THANK YOU in advance for all your help and generosity! See you at the SHOW!

Meet Our 2015-2016 Officers:

Your new officers for 2015-2016: (left to right)
Ron Coleman (Historian),
Martin Fuess (Corresponding Secretary),
Zita Reis (Recording Secretary),
Marilyn Hamay (Asst. Treasurer),
Betty DeSalvo (Treasurer),
Janna Eversmeyer (Vice President),
and Kathy Roth (President).

photo of HGCP club officers 2015


Our Charter

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP) promotes the education, study, knowledge, appreciation, and history of American Glass, with emphasis on glass manufactured in the Pittsburgh region, as well as its relationship to useful and decorative arts.

Pickle Dish Whisk Broom photo

Made by the George Duncan & Sons Glass Co, Pittsburgh, Penn., circa 1880.
See patent number 16,607 granted
April 6, 1886 to G.W. Walter.

Photo Credit: Kathy Roth

Non-Profit Status

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization listed on the IRS website in their pub. 78 database

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