The 42nd National Depression Glass Association Convention Show and Sale is being held in Tiffin this year, making it the first time held in Ohio and only the fourth time across the Mississippi.
Receiving the distinction of the first time the National Depression Glass Association has brought its national convention to Ohio, many are still left to ask: why Tiffin? That draw comes from Tiffin’s rich glass history.
The Tiffin Glass Company began as A. J. Beatty & Sons in Steubenville.
“Tiffin was located in the middle of the gas belt which brought glass companies in the area because of the cheap natural gas that was discovered in the late 1800s. The area was known for its glass production,” collector and show-co chair Tom Maiberger said.