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• PITKIN GLASS WORKS open house, Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., jointly sponsored by its owners: Town of Manchester, D.A.R., Manchester Historical Society. Located at the interesection of Parker and Putnam Streets in Manchester, it is the most "complete" glassworks remaining in Connecticut. All welcome. Free. More info about this 1783-1830 manufacturer: Pitkin Glass Works.

• OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, September 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to visit the Museum, 289 North River Road, Coventry, and view the historic Captain Turner house and the 1935 barn. Museum board members will describe the glass-manufacturing process and the importance of glass in the early Connecticut economy. The event is free; donations are accepted. Questions may be directed to the webmaster.

• COVENTRY BOTTLE SHOW and antiques tailgate event, Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., jointly sponsored by the Museum of Connecticut Glass and the Southern Connecticut Antique Bottle & Glass Collectors Association. Rain or shine. Located at the The Museum of Connecticut Glass, 289 North River Road (at blinking light on Route 44), Coventry, Connecticut 06238. Admission, 9:00 a.m. $4.00. Early admission, 8:00 a.m. $15.00. Bottles, glass, stoneware & antiques offered for sale. Dealer spaces available for $35.00, please contact Bob at 914-241-9597, or email him at rdsrla@optonline.net.
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To see photos of previous Glass and Bottle Shows shows, choose which year to view:

2019 2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013 2012
2011 2010 pre-2010


• The Glass Museum's Annual Meeting was held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center Lodge, 172 Lake St. (on the lake) in Coventry, Connecticut.

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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• POSTPONED for the time being: Open house at the Museum grounds and buildings -- all welcome -- these have traditionally been held on the third SATURDAY of summer months FROM 1:00 TO 4:00, FREE -- donations always welcome. We'll let you know when the open houses resume and you can come for a visit and 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. We 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.

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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