The Benefits of Membership.....Two for the price of One!
The Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass Society promotes connoisseurship, study, research, history, and preservation of the famous decorative arts products made by the Mt. Washington Glass Company and the Pairpoint Glass Companies.
Types of Membership:
MWPGS-NAGC Membership is for anyone joining the MWPGS that does NOT currently pay dues to the NAGC.
NAGC Upgrade Membership is ONLY for active NAGC members that would like to join the MWPGS Chapter.
MWPGS Newsletter: Issued twice a year
National American Glass Club: Concurrent with your MWPGS Membership, you will receive a full membership to the prestigious National American Glass Club, with full stature and all privileges available.
"NAGC Newsletter": A subscription to the beautiful NAGC full-color newsmagazine, published twice a year. Enjoy authoritative articles and studies researched and written by some of the foremost collectors and researchers. In addition to many forms of American glass, the NAGC editors collaborate with the MWPGS members for contributions specifically related to Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass products.
"Glass Shards": A subscription to the quarterly Newsletter of the National American Glass Club. This very popular publication highlights announcements, events, and current activities in the glass collecting world, as well as feature articles submitted by members and sponsors of the NAGC, and other well-respected researchers and authorities in many specialty fields of study.
Annual Seminar: The Society participates in an annual seminar sponsored by the NAGC, held at various sites throughout the country. Members of both organizations and prominent glass authorities present wonderful programs, lectures, and planned activities. Members enjoy exchanging experiences, research, and knowledge concerning their special interests. Attendance is voluntary and at the expense of the attendees.
"Pairpoint Glass Knowledge Center":
FREE ACCESS to the critically-acclaimed Pairpoint Glass Identification Website, where almost everything there is to know about identifying Pairpoint products is available...1,500 Catalog Pages, Thousands of large Images, Multiple Databases of sizes and information, Archival Material, an On-Line Book about Pairpoint's Fine Arts Line, and so much more. Preview at www.pairpointcenter.com.
Glass Identification: FREE TO MWPGS MEMBERS, for the purpose of sharing knowledge and assisting our Members with the identification of their prized possessions, we have established a Glass Identification - Request for Information service. $5.00 per item for non-members, this service is indispensable for fully appreciating our collecting experiences.
Knowledge and Fellowship: Both at annual seminars and through the support of scholarship, the Society is dedicated to and continues to increase the availability of information about Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass.
In 2005, the Antique Collectors' Club, with the assistance of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society - New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Arts, supported the publication of the first volume of the significant and definitive history of Mt. Washington and Pairpoint glass manufacture, authored by noted Historian, Kenneth Wilson. Volume Two was completed seven years later, posthumously, through the incredible efforts of Jane Shadel Spillman and the Corning Museum of Glass.
The completion of the Pairpoint Glass Knowledge Center in 2013, a web-based information resource 22-years in the making, has been made available through the efforts of the Society.
All of these resources and the people instrumental in their creation are available through Membership!