Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Reminder! Heart of Glass Needs Your Photos and Blenko Memories

send to theblenkoproject@aol.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

bridgett said...
Fellow Bloggers and Glass Lady Admirers
The West Virginia Legislature is now in session.
I have written to the House and Senate Officials to start
the ball rolling in an effort to have our Glass Lady
honored this session prior to her graduation for her efforts to promote
West Virginia Glass the West Virginia Craftsmen and most especially
Blenko Glass.
She does this by maintaining a website www.blenkoproject.org and the
blog http://media.herald-dispatch.com/blog/blenko/ as well working to develop
an oral history of glassworkers and by speaking
all over the state about Blenko and West Virginia Glass and the history of
the Glass workers. All this while attending WVU Dental School full time.
Hillary has a long history honors and awards (google her) that you might want to
mention in your letter.
I was told we should send individual letters and I should encourage any
sponsoring group example: Blenko Collectors and Blenko Glass to also send a letter to
both houses. Email or snail is appropriate. Phone call are also accepted.
I would encourage you to write or phone at least once. If you are not a collector don't
let this stop you. You visit the blog. You come to learn about the State of WV.
Take the next step and help us get this support group together.
If you are a member of the Blenko Collectors Society please contact the appropriate
officers about a supporting letter. If you have contacts at Blenko Glass Corp. please contact those
people. My only contacts are the young ladies who sell me the glass.
Thank you and thanks to Dr. Bob for sending me the information. Erik Wells (D - Kanawha)

District 8 & 17

Capitol Address:
Room 417M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7841
Business Phone: (304) 395-3745
E-mail: epwells@mail.wvnet.edu
Richard Thompson
Mr. Speaker (D - Wayne)

District 17

Capitol Address:
Room 228M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3210
Business Phone: (304) 522-8699
E-mail: Speaker.Thompson@verizon

Evan H. Jenkins (D - Cabell)

District 5

Capitol Address:
Room 216W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7956
Business Phone: (304) 925-0342
E-mail: ejenkins@mail.wvnet.edu

8:35 AM, January 18, 2009

apologize for anonymous but its faster.