The Blenko Project is dedicated to recording the past, analyzing the present and being an advocate for the growth and preservation of BLENKO GLASS in West Virginia.
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West Virginia used to have more than 50 glass companies. The glass industry has since dwindled to only a few companies that still create hand-made, antique glass. The blenko project is focused on documenting the story of blenko glass as told by blenko glassmakers and their families. The blenko project also provides an online forum for discussing blenko glass. Blenko project is a registered non-profit organization run by fellow blenko collectors.
Link to our blog is http://herald-dispatchblogs04.blogspot.com/
The Blenko Project was founded by Dr Hillary Homburg. You can read more about her on our Founder's page.
We at blenko project answer any questions you may have regarding identification and authentication of your blenko pieces. We have a special section where you, the readers can showcase their blenko collection. We are uploading all Blenko Catalogs in print, to aide you in identifying your glass. We will keep you informed about special glass events in WVa, the region and nation. We will assist in organizing trips to WVa glass events. We will assist you with finding missing pieces for your collection and finding new homes for your glass.
THE BLENKO PROJECT wishes to publicly express our gratitude to Mr. Willliam H. Blenko, Mr. Richard D. Blenko and Mr. Walter Blenko: For opening wide the doors of your factory, and allowing access to former and current employees. For your assistance in all phases of THE BLENKO PROJECT, we thank you. We are completing this project with the feeling which Mr. Winslow Anderson so eloquently expressed when he said "Most people who spend time at Blenko end up feeling like family." Thank you!
Dr Hillary Homburg blogs regularly in the Herald Dispatch. Links for her blog are below.