Meetings & Conventions
A Return to Carlisle – Annual Meeting May 2-4, 2024
The 2024 Annual Meeting May 2-4 will offer a trip through the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Great Eastern Antique Show, several interesting and informative evening presentations, and lots of time for antiquing in south central and southeast Pennsylvania.
It will also offer plenty of time to catch up with old friends and to make new ones.
We have a block of rooms set aside at the Comfort Suites Carlisle at 10 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA. Rooms will be $105 per night plus taxes for any nights between Tuesday April 30 and Saturday, May 4. We have equal number of king rooms and double queen rooms set aside. If you are coming as a couple, please reserve a king room. This will allow folks to double up in the double queen rooms.
Parking in the adjacent garage will be $5.30 per night. If memory serves me correctly, larger vehicles – larger trucks, RV’s, trailers will not fit in this parking area.
We also have a smaller block of rooms set aside at the Comfort Inn Turnpike ($95 per night plus taxes) for dealers at the show and folks coming in with larger vehicles.
All dinners will be at the Comfort Suites downtown.
Comfort Suites Downtown
$105 per night plus taxes
10 S. Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
Press “0” for front desk for reservations – Early American Pattern Glass Society
Do not press “3”
Comfort Inn Turnpike
$95 per night plus taxes
77 Shady Lane
Carlisle, PA 17013
Hotel reservations must be made by March 24, 2024 to insure these rates and room availability.
Complimentary breakfast is provided by the hotel.
There will be a cash bar each evening.
Gettysburg – Thursday, May 2
We are offering a two hour (10 AM to noon) guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Our tour guide is experienced and will give an excellent account of the events of July 1 – July 3, 1863.
We will travel down to Gettysburg for the tour in our own vehicles. That will allow us to be able to have lunch and go off “antiquing” after the tour without having to return to Carlisle. In addition to the directions to the bus tour location in Gettysburg, a map and list of antique shops and malls in south central Pennsylvania will be included in the packet.
If you do not have your own vehicle or are alone and would rather travel down to Gettysburg with others and go “antiquing” with a few others afterward, there will be a sign up location online where we can match up drivers and riders. Right now I plan on having two extra seats in my van for “riders”.
There will be the option of a box lunch available right after we get off the tour bus. You can also find a place for lunch in Gettysburg or another location nearby.
The rest of the afternoon will be open for exploring and “antiquing”. Dinner at the hotel will be at 7 PM.
Friday/Saturday Antique Show, May 3-4
The Eastern National Antique Show will be at the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K St. that weekend. Maps for first-timers will be included in the packet.
Times – 10 AM to 5 PM Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday
Free time afterward. There will be maps and lists of antique shops and malls for central and eastern PA in your packet. Dinner both nights will be at the hotel at 7 PM.
Dinners and evening presentations
Thursday evening, May 2, dinner at 7 PM
- “Reflections on Bryce Glass” by Debra Coulson
- A fun time with Mike Welch on “The Magic of Glass”
- One of Alice Ahlfeld’s legendary EAPG games
Friday evening, May 3, dinner at 7 PM
- Annual EAPGS meeting with election of new members of the Board of Trustees and other Society business.
- (If we have time) Show and Tell of what we have found so far.
Saturday evening, May 4, dinner at 7 PM
- A presentation by Sid Lethbridge and Brad Gougeon on the La Belle Glass Company
- More Show and Tell of what we found in our travels.
Contact Brad Gougeon at (231) 537-2447 or
or Anica Landreneau at (202) 944-1490 or