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It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Rain of Glass Member Wayne Husted on September 6, 2022. On August 31, 2022, he celebrated his 95th birthday.

Wayne Husted was the second designer for the Blenko Glass Company from 1953 to 1963. Wayne was the most prolific Blenko designer and is often credited as the most talented and popular of the Blenko designers.

Our Next Meeting: Sept. 20, 2022 - 6:00 pm

Author, lecturer, collector, and long-time Rain of Glass Member Sam Kissee of Chico, California will come to Portland to speak on Molded Jugs from England at our next meeting on Sept. 20, 2022 at Central Lutheran Church. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with a Pizza and Salad Dinner.

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 Monthly Program: Molded Jugs from England

We have monthly meetings (except August) at Central Lutheran Church located at 1820 NE 21st Avenue in Portland. It is located at 21st and NE Schuyler, one block north of Broadway. There is on-street parking on Schuyler Street, in Zeller’s parking lot across the street and a small parking lot behind the church building (to the east). Enter at the back door. Doors open at 5:00 pm.

To get our meeting started on time at 6:00 pm, we ask that you arrive early to help setup.

Portland’s Rain of Glass (PROG) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), educational membership organization that was started  in 1978 to inform and educate individuals who have an interest in collectible glass. Every meeting, we have a time set aside to help with glass identification. Our extensive library of reference books is available to our members. We have several public glass displays each year and we have seminars and classes to educate our members and the community at large. PROG is Oregon’s oldest and largest Depression and Elegant Glassware organization.

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