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National Duncan Glass Society


To collect information concerning the history, patterns, and manufacturing techniques of Duncan Glass, and to establish a museum or a permanent exhibit.

Programs and Services

  • The National Duncan Glass Society’s Duncan & Miller Museum hosts visitors from all over the United States, South America, Europe and Canada. The Museum displays thousands of pieces of Duncan glassware, a” How is it Made? “Exhibition room, two Period rooms. The Victorian dining room and Mid-century modern dining rooms are being replaced with a 1930’s parlor and kitchen. Washington, PA companies such as The Washington Company, Hazel Atlas, Brockway and Perfection glassware are shown. The seasonal display is Bryce Glass.
  • Visitors to the Duncan & Miller Museum receive a guided tour teaching the economic, social, industrial, and art history of the glass industry tailored to their interests.
  • In conjunction with the Heinz History Center Affiliates Program and the Grable Foundation there is a special Civic Empathy display, “Manners and Etiquette “, featuring old fashioned glass tableware forms no longer used today. Guests are invited to take a quiz identifying those pieces. A complete Victorian place setting and a display of Victorian children’s glassware complete the exhibition. Following a visit to the museum, The Lemoyne Center requested etiquette and tableware classes for their after-school program. Etiquette and manners classes for all ages are being developed.
  • The Museum gift shop features antique and vintage glassware, reference books on glassware, including reproduced original Duncan catalogs and modern US art glass jewelry, pumpkins and Christmas ornaments. Using antique glass today is the ultimate green recycling.
  • Other Programming includes the Free Museum Day with the Heritage Alliance of Washington County, the Washington County Tourist Promotion Agency and the Jack Buncher Foundation; Blue Star Museum program with the NEA, tours for home schooling classes, special needs guests, and hosting national conventions of other non-profits.
  • The NDGS quarterly magazine of original research and photos on Duncan glass, other elegant glassware and related social, economic and advertising history is sent to all members of the National Duncan Glass Society, research and preservation organizations and museums across the nation.
  • The Duncan & Miller Museum library contains over 700 reference books, the digital library of the National Duncan Glass Society and the Glass Paper Fanatics digital library of glass industry and related ephemera. This ongoing preservation program is unique. The Duncan & Miller Museum was the first museum chosen by the Glass Paper Fanatics to start this enormous task.
  • The National Duncan Glass Society hosts a display and information booth at the Eastern National Show in Carlisle, Pa. in May and November each year. NDGS presents an educational a program to the Early American Pattern Glass Society there once a year.
  • The NDGS speaker’s bureau presents educational programs in PA, WV, Ohio, and New York.
  • NDGS hosts a National Convention Show and Sale each year in July including gallery talks and glass identification programs drawing dealers and guests from many states. In February, NDGS hosts the annual general antiques auction.
  • Chapter One of the National Duncan Glass Society holds monthly lectures and national Zoom meetings on Duncan glass, other glass companies and history in the museum. In addition, Chapter One of NDGS hosts an August auction, May and September community Sidewalk Sales and a Christmas Party.
  • Graduates of the NDGS docent internship programs have consistently found jobs of their choice.
  • The National Duncan Glass Society is grateful for the continued support of our volunteers and donors that make all these programs possible.

Primary Revenue Sources

Gift shop, antique show and sales

Primary Fundraising Event

WCCF Day of Giving

2022 Financials

Federal Tax ID 25-1287148
Revenue 165200
Expenses 139818
Net Assets 953756


Name: Sherry Cooper
Title: Chairman of the Museum Committee
Phone: (724) 225-9950
Address: 100 Ridge Ave.
Washington, PA 15301

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