Museum of Connecticut Glass

Special Events Index

Dana Charlton-Zarro Visit
On Wednesday, June 17, 2017, the Glass Museum's monthly Open House was honored by the visit of Dana Charlton-Zarro, of the Dana Charlton-Zarro Collection of Pitkin Glass in New York City. Additional information on the Collection can be found by clicking the Ricks Bottle and Peachridge Glass web sites.

Hall of Flags Visit Day
On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, the Glass Museum had an exhibit at The Connecticut League of History Organizations' Rally for Humanities, Heritage, Preservation and Library Funding. There were 85 exhibitors including us.

Coventry Historical Society Open House Day
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, members of both the Museum of CT Glass and the Coventry Historical Society enjoyed talks on the history of Coventry's glass, tours, and refreshments.

Friends of the Office of State Archaeology Visit
On April 19, 2014, members of the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology paid a visit to the Museum, to hear talks given by Noel Tomas, Bruce Mitchell, Diane Tobin and Nick Wrobleski. The talks touched on subjects ranging from the Museum itself, glass objects from the 17th thru 19th centuries, as well as how to recognize various types of glass when examining shards.

November 3, 2013 Glass Show
The Southern Connecticut Antique Bottle & Glass Club held a show and sale on the Museum grounds.

Hebron Senior Center Visit
On August 13, 2013, members of the Glass Museum led by Noel Tomas visited the Hebron Senior Center.

Charley Ross Mystery Bottle
A free-lance film crew visited our museum Monday, July 8, 2013 to film a story about the 1874 Charley Ross kidnapping and a clear glass blown bottle with Charley Rossís embossed likeness. The bottle is the smallest of six known remaining bottles that probably contained cologne or perfume, and were blown to publicize the kidnapping.

East Hampton Senior Center Visit
On June 25, 2013, members of the East Hampton Senior Center paid the Museum a vist, hosted by Noel Tomas and Bruce Mitchell.

Cub Scouts Visit Museum
On November 10, 2012, Cub Scouts from Coventry Pack 65, Den 2 and Andover Pack 124, Den 7 visited the Museum of Connecticut Glass. The Scouts, along with their leader and parents, heard a talk by Board Member Bruce Mitchell about how glass is made. The talk, held in the barn, was well received by the six-year-old Scouts and their chaperones. Following the talk, the Scouts were invited to choose two free bottles from the Museum's youngster give-away table. Afterward, the party toured the Turner House across the street.

Coventry 300th Anniversary Parade
On September 29, 2012, the Museum participated in a parade celebrating Coventry's 300th anniversary. The gallery includes pictures of the parade and our award.