Membership and More Memories

Nov 8, 2022
Issue 3657


Thank you to all who have renewed your Carder Steuben Glass Association membership already!  We plan to mail out 2023 renewal envelopes in a few weeks.  We would love to save on mailing costs (and save a tree) by having as many members as possible go to the website and submit their renewals electronically.  This is easy to do by clicking here to visit the Membership section of the CSGA website.  Here you can submit the membership form electronically and pay the annual dues through Paypal.  If you prefer to pay by check you can do so by sending your dues ($35 for one person, $55 for a two person household) to:

Carder Steuben Glass Association
85 Denison Parkway East, PMB #204
Corning, NY  14830

More stories and photos from this year’s Symposium that was held September 8-10 in Corning, New York…


Katherine (Kate) Larson is the Curator of Ancient Glass for CMoG.  Her presentation identified several vignettes from the Past|Present exhibition currently on display.  This was a collaborative effort among several curators to identify and focus on objects in the Museum’s collection – providing a careful examination of the stories behind these pieces to give further meaning.  Kate shared some fascinating (and sometimes sordid) stories of a Native American Indian beaded matchsafe, a Roman ewer, Nigerian beaded coronets, a pair of engraved glass goblets, artifacts from a Roman period burial site, eye beads from several cultures, and a portrait of George Washington that was damaged in the 1972 flood.

The Past|Present exhibition is ongoing at the Corning Museum of Glass until January 2023.


Member Jenny Monroe provided an extensive history of Carder’s early years in England, his work at Stevens & Williams, and his invitation from Thomas Hawkes to relocate to Corning NY in 1903.  Jenny observed that Frederick Carder and Eugene Sullivan served on the Corning School Board for over 30 years together, Carder’s involvement in starting a Rotary Club in Corning in 1921, and the fact that Bob Rockwell play golf with Carder for 27 years before he collected the first piece of Carder Steuben.  All of this led to Bob Rockwell’s glass displays in his department store, the creation of the Rockwell Foundation and the Rockwell Museum as well as the beginnings of the Friends of Carder.  Jenny shared wonderful stories about Bob and Fred that identified some poignant moments in Carder history.

Symposium 2024
Carder Steuben Glass Association
20-21 September 2024
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