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


The program for April 2015 is for everyone to bring two pieces of their favorite Pittsburgh glass in for show and tell. So, get ye to your display cabinets and share with us your favorite examples of glass made in Pittsburgh! See you on April 15!

An April Message from Our President

Kathy Roth

Spring is here, but old man winter does not want to give it up yet. Get out and enjoy the better weather and even go to an estate sale and/or garage sale.

I want to thank Francie Brentzel and her Nominating Committee of Ray Myers and Elsie Waddell. The task of preparing a slate for our club is always challenging. With all the commitments our members have in their lives it is almost impossible to agree to serve as an officer. I want to thank each of the following that have so graciously accepted the nomination:

At our April meeting, we will take nominations from the floor and then we will vote for our new officers, who then will be installed in May. I look forward to our next meeting and seeing all the great Pittsburgh glass that we will all share.

God bless.

Once again, welcome everyone and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet Our 2014-2015 Officers and Board of Directors:

President: Kathy Roth
Vice President and Program Chair: Russ Crupe
Treasurer: Betty DeSalvo
Assistant Treasurer: Marilyn Hamay
Recording Secretary: Gertrude McCrum
Corresponding Secretary: Francie Brentzel
Historian: Carol Derewicz
Director (through 2015): Mary Lee Snuffer
Director (through 2016): Zita Reis
Director (through 2017): Martin Fuess

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.

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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