The Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee (FGST) will host its 16th annual elegant and depression glass show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. The Fairgrounds is located at 625 Smith Avenue. Show hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. Admission is $6 and is good for both days. Parking is free with a show card which is to be shown at the gate.
The featured display will celebrate 100 years of Fostoria's American pattern. The pattern was first produced in 1915 and it continued to be produced until the Fostoria factory closed in 1986. The display will show the wide variety of pieces manufactured in the American pattern.
The American pattern will also be the topic of a presentation on Saturday, at 1 pm. Other talks will be presented at 3 pm. on Saturday and at 1 pm on Sunday.
More than 20 national dealers will fill the building with American-made glassware produced by manufacturers that are no longer in business. The glass will include Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG), depression glass, elegant glass, mid-century modern and kitchen glassware.
Dealers who have indicated they will be at the show include:
Sandi & Dennis Boone, Illinois;
Linda & David Adams, Nevada,
Jerry Laitinen and Jerry Easterla, Iowa
Dovie & John Fields, Missouri
Paula & Ray Mahoney, Florida
Lorrie Kitchen & Mark Hunter, Ohio
Paul and Leslie Dees, Mississippi
Jonathan & Holly Fields, Missouri
Brooke & Larry Newton, Florida
Sharon & Pat Ervin, Illinois,
Sandy Bridwell-Walker, Ohio
Carolyn & Glen Robinson, South Carolina
Helen & Bob Jones, West Virginia
The Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee is a chapter of the Fostoria Glass Society of American. Proceeds from the show are used to support the Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, WV, and other museums and programs devoted to preserving the history and heritage of American-made glassware.