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In 1937 the "Gourd Society of America" was founded by Mr. Sterling Pool of Rockport, Massachusetts. In 1970 the society was moved to Ohio and renamed The American Gourd Society. Today, AGS has over 4,000 members and acts as the unifying body for 26 state chapters. State chapters are chartered in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
The American Gourd Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and instruction of those persons who are interested in the culture, uses, history, and/or crafting of gourds (link to the AGS constitution and by-laws).
There are a number of activities that AGS pursues to achieve these goals. The society publishes four issues a year of THE GOURD journal for members. This publication is a vehicle for news and information about people, events, state Chapters, books, seeds, crafting and other gourd related subjects both domestic and foreign. (See what's in the current issue!) The AGS is the unifying body for all state Chapters and provides a network of contacts for people and organizations worldwide.
We welcome you to join American Gourd Society! You may pay your dues through PayPal or you can print out a membership application and send it in with a check or money order.
Mail dues directly to AGS, P.O. Box 2186, Kokomo, IN 46904-2186. Payment may be made by personal checks from US banks. You may print out a membership form and send it in with your dues.
(For those outside the US, dues are $22.00, US currency.-- Certified Check in U.S. Currency -- or-- Money Order in U.S. Currency. NO PERSONAL CHECKSfrom outside the US.)
If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman: