Glass Clubs and Organizations
The Stretch Glass Society is the ONLY organization and collectors’ club whose purpose is to further the interest in stretch glass and educate interested persons, to encourage learning and enlightenment of one of America’s heritages, IRIDESCENT STRETCH GLASS, to increase and promote friendship one with the other, and to give each an opportunity to participate in new discoveries and experiences concerning IRIDESCENT STRETCH GLASS, to learn the history of same and to undertake such other activities as are specified in our Constitution and By-Laws.
There are a number of organizations and collector clubs which include stretch glass in their area of interest. We take pride in collaborating with these organizations to promote an interest in, and an understanding of, all collectible glassware. We are pleased to provide information to allow contact with them by all who may be interested in their particular area of focus and in collectible glassware in general.
Finally, you will find links to a number of the leading antique shows in the USA where you may find iridescent stretch glass for sale. We wish you the best of luck in your hunt and hope you will share your finds with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook Stretch Glass Society Page or Group.
- Collectics - The Antiques and Collectibles Directory
Links to educational and shopping sites for all types of antiques and collectibles
- Glass Museum
New Zealand with articles on different kinds of glass, including American-made
- The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia
Based in Weston, WV, the Museum focuses on glass manufactured in the United States. The Stretch Glass Society has a showcase displaying stretch glass by each of the known manufacturers. There are also many original catalogs available to researchers.
Other Glass Organizations
- National American Glass Club, Ltd.
The National American Glass Club, Ltd. is an international non-profit educational organization founded in 1933 for PEOPLE LIKE YOU - persons with an appreciation of glass. Check it out.
- National Fenton Glass Society
Formed in 1990, the National Fenton Glass Society is chartered by the State of Ohio. The NFGS strives to foster informed discussion among all who wish to learn more about this traditional art form.
- Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club
Check out the Education tab for information on Stretch Glass Candleholders.
- Fostoria Glass Society of America
Contains history of Fostoria Glass Company and reintroduced Fostoria pieces
- Fostoria Glass Collectors
The FGC, Inc. is dedicated to study of all American handmade glassware, including Fostoria, Cambridge, Heisey, Imperial, New Martinsville, Paden City, Tiffin, and Westmoreland.
- National Imperial Glass Collectors Society
Information about great glass company of the past. Contains informative articles and membership information. Museum hours of operation, admission, and directions available on their site.
- National Cambridge Collectors
Photos of Cambridge glass
- Three Rivers Depression Era Glass Society
A society based in Pennsylvania to aid in the preservation and appreciation of American Depression Era Glass by assisting and educating collectors and the public.
- Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America
A non-profit educational collectors’ club and association dedicated to learning more about Fenton glass, located in Williamstown, West Virginia.