The Museum of Connecticut Glass

The Museum of Connecticut Glass Founded in 1994, the Museum of Connecticut Glass' mission is to preserve the history of early glassmaking in Connecticut.
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10/21/2018

Museum is seasonal and closed until April 2019 . . . happy holidays!

04/04/2018

2018 Open Houses Saturday schedules: June 16, July 21, August 18 & Sept. 16 — all from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations grateful accepted.

Nick receiving a certificate of recognition from Noel Tomas, President, for his service to the Museum as its Jr. Board m...
07/03/2017

Nick receiving a certificate of recognition from Noel Tomas, President, for his service to the Museum as its Jr. Board member.

06/06/2017

Museum's 2nd Open House July 15 (Sat.) from 1 to 4 p.m. Jr. Board Member Nick Wrobleski will guide tours of the Museum , identify early Connecticut glass factories from the 18th to 19th century; describe the ingredients of glass and explain how glass containers & other vessels were blown in those early industrial days. This will be Nick's last on-site activity with the Museum before he heads to college in mid-New York state. He will remain on the Board as a Director at Large.

Free admission ·donations gratefully accepted).

03/25/2017

A couple of the Museum's volunteers keeps up with the donated deposit cans and bottles. The funds from these donations helps pay the utility costs, heating and necessary maintenance plus insurance. Additional volunteer help and other donations are needed to insure the Museum meets its reoccuring costs. If you wish to donate to the Museum, contact the President at [email protected].

12/25/2016

This picture of a scarce amber cup plate bearing the Museum's logo of a glass worker and his tools and is available from the Museum for a $22 donation plus postage. Go to Museum's web page (www.glass.museum.org) to contact the President to order a cup plate.

This year's Open Houses are being scheduled (check our web site). But for those looking to rent space at our outdoor sho...
10/18/2016

This year's Open Houses are being scheduled (check our web site). But for those looking to rent space at our outdoor show this May 20, 2017, please go to our web site and "Coming Events" to print out a printable contract for that 2017 show. An Open House tour also will be conducted during show hours between 9 a.m. with the last tour ending before 1 p.m. when the show ends.

When summer is on the wane, here is are  photos taken one recent November ~ one shows Museum President Noel Tomas at   t...
09/01/2016

When summer is on the wane, here is are photos taken one recent November ~ one shows Museum President Noel Tomas at the entrance to the cornfield adjacent to the John Turner House, then the cornfield in its autumn colors, and across the road is the then-empty field where the "Coventry" bottle shows are held. The Southern CT Antique Bottle Club show will be held on a Saturday in October before the annual Keene NH show.

An Open House program presented by Matthew Opel was a success with about 20 people turning out to learn about the John T...
08/21/2016

An Open House program presented by Matthew Opel was a success with about 20 people turning out to learn about the John Turner House, the Coventry Glass Works and other Connecticut glass factories, and how early glass was made. Matt brought a beautiful and varied display of bottles to illustrate his program. Here are 9 photographs taken courtesy of Museum member Gerard Dauphinais. Thank you both, and thanks to all who attended!

06/14/2016

Hello everyone! You are welcome to come to the Captain John Turner house on Open House Saturdays (check schedule on our web site) to see a presentation on glass and some history of Connecticut early glassmaking plus tour the Museum. The presentations are free (goodwill donations are appreciated). It's pieces of the Nutmeg state's history few folks are aware of. See you this year!

05/11/2016

Hello everyone! The museum will be holding its 13th annual show on Saturday, May 20th across from the Capt. John Turner House at the intersection of Rt. 44 and North River Rd. in Coventry (8:00AM - 1:00PM rain or shine). There will be many dealers with a wide variety of early bottles and glassware ranging from the 18th century to the modern day. There will also be tours of the historic 1813 John Turner House with talks on glassblowing and the other 19th & 18th century Connecticut glassworks. Food and drinks are also being sold to support the Museum. Hope to see you there!

A winter view of the Captain John Turner house taken after the work party this past weekend. Photo courtesy of board mem...
02/08/2016

A winter view of the Captain John Turner house taken after the work party this past weekend. Photo courtesy of board member Matt Opel.

01/23/2016

Founded in 1994, the museum's mission is to exhibit, preserve, research and educate about historic glass and glassmaking in the numerous glassworks of Connecticut. Located in Coventry, CT, and opened for special events or by request, the John Turner House is one of several original houses still standing in the National Historic Glass Factory District. It is open for seasonal monthly open houses, and there are two Bottle and Glass Shows hosted at the site. Located at the Capt. John Turner House at the intersection of Rt. 44 and North River Rd. In Coventry Ct. The website is http://www.glassmuseum.org

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01/23/2016

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North River Rd. At Intersection Of Rt. 44
Coventry, CT
06238

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