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National Duncan Glass Society

Nonprofit Overview

The National Duncan Glass Society was formed to study, research, preserve, and educate the public on the rich heritage of Duncan Glass and the glass industry of Washington County as well as the surrounding region; including the design, manufacture, and marketing of its products, and to celebrate the men and women who made it possible.

The Society (NDGS) maintains the Duncan & Miller Museum dedicated to this mission. NDGS programming includes two annual Antique Show and Sales, two Sidewalk sales, hosting national conventions, monthly live and zoom meetings, and annual auctions. The National Duncan Glass Society publishes a quarterly full color journal of original research and photography featuring Duncan glassware, other regional glass companies and related social, manufacturing and art history.

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Current Needs

The National Duncan Glass Society needs a building addition for hot glass classes with local and visiting artists. The new addition venue with state-of-the-art media facilities would meet the increasing demand for classes, conventions, bus tours and other events hosting.

The museum today with its much larger displays and gift shop, ample parking and convenient location has proven to attract many more visitors, and conventions. NDGS thought that the new museum was a dream come true- and it has been!

But growth has brought new challenges and new opportunities.

The demand for classes has evolved from those for collector groups to all ages looking to learn identify and evaluate vintage items, how to buy and use antiques, repurpose, recycle, and etiquette and manners classes. Hot glass demonstrations and classes will show how the glass in the museum was made and create a new generation of artists in Washington County.

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