Invitation to Host – Midwest Region


FOHBC 2025 National Antique Bottle Convention | Midwest Region

14 September 2023

For Immediate Release:

The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) cordially invites any Midwest Region Antique Bottle and Glass Club, Show, Institution, and Chairperson Consortium Team to indicate interested in hosting and holding the FOHBC 2025 National Antique Bottle Convention in a town, city, state, in the Midwest Region. The event is a 50/50 shared effort between the Host and the FOHBC. The FOHBC provides overall management, marketing, advertising, and financial backing. The Host is responsible for the event theme and the anchor event, the Antique Bottle and Glass Show & Sale. The Host can also suggest a convention logo, banquet speaker, seminar presenters, displays, extracurricular activities, and a convention photographer. Host volunteers will also be given incentives.

Per FOHBC Bylaws, this Convention will be a multi-day event and must occur in the last ten days of July or the first ten days of August 2025. Physical convention space, a primary host hotel, and a backup hotel are required from the Host Team.

The Antique Bottle and Glass Show & Sale typically occurs on Friday afternoon for early admission, all day Saturday, and a half-day on Sunday. Pre-convention tours of collections or related museum-type educational events can occur on Thursday, along with the FOHBC Board Meeting and a Bottle competition. Please see the Page 2 Model for a possible daily event frame for the Convention.

The Host Antique Bottle and Glass Show & Sale chairperson(s) or consortium typically receive 20% of the net show profit. If there is a Host club or institution, it receives 10% of the net show profit or $500, whichever is greater.

Please submit your interest and questions by 01 October 2023. The proposal is required by 01 December 2023—addressed to FOHBC Conventions Director Craig Cassetta (see email address below). The FOHBC retains the right to accept, modify or reject any submissions. See FAQ on Page 3. Thanks!

Michael W. Seeliger
FOHBC President

Craig Cassetta
FOHBC Conventions Director

Henry Hecker
FOHBC Midwest Region Director

See PDF of Invitation to Host Letter