The National American Glass Club, Ltd., is a non-profit educational organization for those interested in the study and appreciation of glass, of all types and periods.
The club's membership includes those from the professional glass world, such as antique dealers, museum curators and authors, as well as those from the general public who have an appreciation for glass as an art form. Through discussion, exploration, and identification, we are able to enjoy and understand the delicate art of glass making.
In 1933, when the club was originally formed in Boston, interest was in glass made primarily in the 1800s. Presently our group has 13 chapters nationwide with humdreds of members and our study of glass now includes that from the Roman times to the latest in contemporary studio glass.
Founders Chapter Glass Day is typically the second Wednesday of the month from September through May, unless otherwise noted in our Meeting Schedule.
For months without a field trip, we meet at Natick's Morse Institute Library.
Please click here for exact dates, topics, and locations.
Guests are always welcome to join us.
Format of Meetings
Welcome — 10:00 am The Library opens at ten so come and socialize as you un-pack for the morning program and get settled in for the day.
Morning Program — 11:00 am Led by a Founders Member, this "Study Session" welcomes member participation and all members are encouraged to bring in glass pieces, for display and discussion, that are related to the morning topic. To see this year's schedule of topics, go to the Meeting Schedule page.
Business Meeting — Noon Immediately following the conclusion of our morning program.
Luncheon — 12:15 pm This is a time for members to mingle. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts are available; feel free to bring a dessert to share. A voluntary drawing is usually conducted with the prize being a donated piece of glass.
Afternoon Program — 1:00 pm Our afternoon programs feature a guest speaker from the professional world of glass, such as curators, authors, and glass makers. To see go to the Meeting Schedule page.
Adjournment — by 2:00pm