Presentations and Seminars

Stretch Glass To Be Featured at Metro Detroit Annual Show and Monthly Meeting

By Jonathan Fuhrman

The Michigan Depression Glass Society hosts their 46th annual show in Dearborn, Michigan on November 3 and 4, 2018.  Two dozen dealers will fill the 15,000 square foot facility with vintage American-made glassware.  In addition, the club will create a You Light Up My Life display, showcasing a variety of glass candlesticks, lamps, and fairy lights.  MDGS is also thrilled to welcome Cal Hackeman, who will be representing the Stretch Glass Society with a booth that will promote both SGS and the glassware we all love to the 1,200 attendees that are expected.

The fun continues on Monday, November 5, when MDGS hosts their monthly meeting where Cal will be presenting a program on Stretch Glass.   Additionally, an MDGS member will be presenting a table setting of the Molly pattern by the Imperial Glass Company in black.

We hope to see many of you there if you are within reasonable driving distance of the Metro Detroit area.  In addition to attending the show, there are lots of great tourist attractions in the area.  The world-famous Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn recently opened two glass exhibitions that are fascinating to see!

For more information about MDGS, visit

Michigan Depression Glass Society Annual Show
Saturday, November 3:  10am-5pm
Sunday, November 4:  10am-4pm
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan

November Monthly Meeting
Monday, November 5
6pm:  Buy/Sell Time (only MDGS members may sell)
7pm:  Meeting Begins
Civic Park Senior Center
15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, Michigan


The SGS makes regular appearances at a recurring event called the Eastern National Antique Show, one of the leading antique and glass shows in the U.S., to exhibit stretch glass, provide information on stretch glass and the SGS, and offer stretch glass ID. Exhibitors frequently offer a wide range of stretch glass, EAPG, depression-era glass, cut glass, art glass and more for sale.  At previous shows buyers have been able to acquire hard to find as well as readily available stretch glass at competitive prices.  For more information on the show, click on the above link to their website.


Stretch Glass Society President Cal Hackeman will represent SGS with a stretch glass display at the Texas Carnival Glass Club 40th Anniversary Convention and Auction, to be held March 20-23, 2019 in Dallas.  Cal will also be a speaker at the convention.   

More details on this event will be posted as they become available.