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April Meeting Cancelled

Our Next Meeting: May 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm

 Monthly Program: Dime Store Glass
  Presented by: Gyrid Hyde Towle


Gyrid will share her discoveries in a book entitled “Dime Store Glass,” by C.L. Miller from Schiffer Books. The book covers the common man’s (and woman’s) kitchen glassware for the 1940s and 1950s. Many popular collectible patterns are pictured in the book and Gyrid will bring her collection to show and share with PROG members. Gyrid invites everyone to search their kitchen cupboards for what they believe might be dime store glass to bring and share.

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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 6:00 pm.

To get our meeting started on time at 7:00 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.

If you enjoyed visiting our website and reading our newsletters, please consider making a donation to our club which is striving to preserve historical pieces of glass and to educate others about the history of glass around the world. We appreciate your support.




Library Exhibit      Library Resources

Timeline of American Glass Historyy


American Glass History


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