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Education, Research, and Enjoyment

We are a non-profit organization devoted to the study and research of American Brilliant Cut Glass. The Brilliant Period lasted from approximately 1876 to 1914. This glass was considered the finest in the world and won many international prizes. Please take the time to go through our web site. It will increase your interest,  understanding, recognition, and appreciation of American Brilliant Cut Glass. ACGA has a lot to offer you as a member, whether you are a new or long-time collector.

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For members: The Hobstar - July 2020

The Hobstar for July 2020


Important Notice about the ACGA Convention

Dear ACGA Members,                                                                          March 24, 2020

The past few weeks have been challenging as we all take precautions to ensure for the safety and well-being of our families, friends and communities, and we all remain deeply concerned about the COVID-19 virus and its broader impacts for our country.  While much uncertainty remains, I wanted to inform you that our ACGA Board has unanimously decided to cancel our 2020 Convention that was scheduled for July 15-18 in Rockwall, Texas.  We concluded this is clearly in the best interest of our membership, and discussions will continue in an effort to reschedule the Convention with the Rockwall Hilton at later date, most likely 2022.  Additional communications will follow as this work advances.  Please join me in extending very special thanks to our Convention Chairs, Tom and Carol McWhirter, for their tremendous efforts to plan the Convention.  

In the meantime, please keep the following in mind:

-         The April 2020 issue of The Hobstar is in the process of being laid out to send to the printer in Louisiana to be printed and mailed earlier than normal.  We hope to have it to the printer by tomorrow.  We will also have the web version of the April issue available this week.

-          If you made reservations at the Rockwall Hilton please remember to cancel them.  Refunds of convention registrations already made will be refunded via PayPal shortly.

Mark Davis
ACGA President


The following is information about the April 18 & 19
2020 Brilliant Glass in Corning Show:

In the interest of public safety due to the coronavirus emergency the April Corning Show originally scheduled for April 18-19, 2020 has been postponed until further notice. 

The future date for the 2020 Brilliant Glass Show at Corning will be announced when the danger of bringing a large group of our glass friends together is reduced.  The Corning Museum of Glass itself is currently closed until April 12th, 2020 due to the emergency.

Please contact Joan Randles (jrandles@rochester.rr.com) or Harry Parker (glasslion1@cox.net) for additional information

Bill Evans 
ACGA Executive Secretary
at the request of
Joan Randles



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