“THE HISTORY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S HISTORIC GLASS FACTORIES.”
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CHESHIRE COUNTY & THE YANKEE BOTTLE CLUB PRESENT
Michael George will present an hour-long program on “The History of New Hampshire’s Historic Glass Factories.” His Powerpoint presentation will outline the history of the factories and their products. He will also offer a show and tell with a large display of bottles, flasks and glass factory shards. Attendees are encouraged to bring items for evaluation or discussion.
Michael was born and raised in NH, and currently resides with his family in the countryside of New Boston. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications from Notre Dame College, and is currently employed as a Marketing Director. His passion for American glass started at an early age, as a collector of medicine bottles that were discovered at local auctions or unearthed in old town dumps. Over the years, his expertise and knowledge for bottles expanded into historical flasks and early American glass wares, as he researched the production of 18th and 19th century glasshouses throughout New England.
Michael is an avid collector and antique glass dealer. He conducts regular lectures for historical institutions and produces formal appraisals for collectors or estate settlements. His articles on historical glass have appeared in the publications Antique Bottle & Glass Collector, Bottles & Extras, Unravel The Gavel, and Antiques & the Arts Weekly. In 2012, Michael served as an organizer and co-curator of the feature exhibit “New Hampshire Glassmakers” held at the Peterborough Historical Society. He is a member of the Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors, the Yankee Bottle Club, and the Merrimack Valley Bottle Club. In 2013 Michael served as the Chairman and organizer of the first National Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors show to take place in New England.