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• The Glass Museum's Annual Meeting was held Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center Lodge, 120 Lake St. (on the lake) in Coventry, Connecticut. Al Adams presented "The Ways & Means By Which We Drink," about vessels used for storing, servicing, and consuming drinks -- mostly beer, cider, wine and hard liquor -- in 18th- and 19th-century America. Al administers very active glass and stoneware Facebook groups. He is an avid collector, student, and lecturer on early American glass and stoneware.

Photos of previous Annual Meetings Choose which of these Annual Meetings images to view:

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
2012 2012 pre-2012

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• The Museum's annual springtime Antique Glass & Bottle Show and Sale will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 on the grounds of the historic Coventry Glass Works district, 289 North River Road, Coventry, CT 06238 (intersection of Rt. 44 & North River Road, at the blinking light). Dealers set up outdoor booths, and visitors shop from 9:00 to 1:00, with 8:00 a.m. early admission for an extra fee. Tours are conducted of the Turner House and future museum, free with show admission, at scheduled times during the show. The show is held rain or shine. General admission, $4.00. Early admission, $15.00. Glass dealers are invited to review and sign the 2018 contract . To see photos of previous Glass and Bottle Shows shows, choose which year to view:

2017 2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010
pre-2010


• Open houses at the Museum grounds and buildings -- all welcome -- Third SATURDAYS FROM 1:00 TO 4:00 June 16 -- Dana Charlton-Zarro presents a display on Pitkin-type flasks and related antique pattern molded glass from Connecticut and elsewhere in New England. July 21 August 18 September 15 -- Tom Marshall presents an exhibit of inkwells. We are generally open on the third Saturday of the month during warm-enough weather. Free tours of the Captain John Turner House and 1935 barn, led by the museum's Board members. Special display of bottles and glass by various historians and colectors. Learn about the Museum and its plans. Rain or shine. FREE, but donations are welcome! To support the museum, there's a bottle-deposit fund-raiser -- guests are encouraged to bring returnable bottles to the bins. We also have a special table of old and unique bottles from which visitors can choose in exchange for a $3.00 donation. Some other bottles and books are also available, and your purchases help support the museum. Questions may be directed to the webmaster.

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Special Events Remembered: Our Museum volunteers participate in local historical and community events; pictures and descriptions of our participation can be found by clicking Special Events.

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E-mail Noel Tomas, President, at Noel.Tomas@glassmuseum.org.

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