National Duncan Glass Society
Category of Service: Arts & Humanities
To collect information concerning the history, patterns, and manufacturing techniques of Duncan Glass, and to establish a museum or a permanent exhibit.
Programs and Services
- The National Duncan Glass Society owns and administers the new Duncan and Miller Glass Museum and Gift Shop in Washington, PA. The museum highlights 115 years of Duncan glass produced from the Civil War through the Duncan Division of the U.S. Glass at Tiffin, OH. Millions of pieces of tableware, fluid lamps, and glass baskets from the Victorian age, Colonial Period, Art Deco, Depression Era and Mid-Century Modern period show the artistry and skill of ordinary men, women and children.
- The “How is it Made” exhibition takes the visitor through all the tools and steps needed to make handmade pressed glass tableware. The two Period rooms, Victorian and Mid Century Modern, show how glass was used in the dining room. The Duncan collection has examples of design trends in glass tableware from EAPG, hand finished pressed and blown glassware.
- The NDGS presents two Antique and Collectible Shows, monthly meetings, national Zoom programs, two sidewalk sales and hosts national glass conventions. The Duncan Outreach programs includes the biannual Duncan display booths at the Eastern National Shows in Carlisle, PA, interstate Welcome displays and one in the Citizens Library in Washington, PA. NDGS publishes a quarterly full color journal with original articles and photography. It is sent to members and museums across the US and Canada.
- The National Duncan Glass Society partners with the Heinz History Center HCAP program, The Heritage Alliance of Washington County, the Blue Star Museum program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lemoyne Center’s" Homework and More" program, the National Alliance of Glass Museums, Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV and seventeen other glass history and preservation organizations.
- Just completed are three videos of Duncan glass makers and their production. “Foundations of Glass,” “Trends of Glass”, and “Utility and Art” are used in classes and publicity.Volunteers and experts from the Glass Paper Fanatics digitized the entire Duncan & Miller ephemera collection. those huge project was completed by volunteers from NDGS and across the USA.
Primary Revenue Sources
WCCF Day of Giving
Primary Fundraising Event
WCCF Day of Giving
|Federal Tax ID||25-1287148|
|Title:||Chairman of the Museum Committee|
|Address:||100 Ridge Ave.|
Washington, PA, 15301
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