New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts New Bedford Glass Symposium. Glass from the City of Light

. July 29, 2012 . 0 Comments

New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts New Bedford Glass Symposium. Glass from the City of Light in September, 2012.

New Bedford was known as the “City of Light” for the lamp oil generated by its extensive whaling industry. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the city added a second claim to the title through its production of beautiful glass lighting, including the renowned Pairpoint “puffy” and reverse-painted table lamps. Today this glass, together with art glass made locally by the Mt. Washington Glass Company, is celebrated around the world.

All events are at the New Bedford Whaling Museum unless otherwise specified.

Thursday, September 13

6:00 p.m. Opening Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture – Jane Shadel Spillman – “New Bedford Glass in Corning” – followed by a book signing

Friday, September 14

10:00 a.m. Visit to the New Bedford Museum of Glass – Kirk Nelson – Gallery Tour
12:00 p.m. Lunch break (on own)
2:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass Society
3:15 p.m. Lecture – Jill Thomas-Clark – “Crown Pairpoint: The French Connection”
5:30 p.m. Glass Gallery opening – Glass from the City of Light

Saturday, September 15

8:30 a.m. Bus departs from the NBWM for the 25th Annual Antique & Collectible Glass Show & Sale sponsored by the Sandwich Glass Museum
3:00 p.m. Lecture – Laura A. Coffin – “Mt. Washington’s Lava (“Sicilian”) Glass”
4:00 p.m. Lecture – Marion & Sandra Frost – “Pairpoint Research Goes Digital”
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Glass Auction

Registration

$225.00 for members of NBWM, NBMOG and MWPGS / $250.00 for nonmembers (Includes all events and fees) or $25. 00 per lecture
$75.00 for Saturday Dinner and Auction only

Payments may be made by check via US mail or at the door.

Checks should be made out to New Bedford Whaling Museum and mailed to: New Bedford Glass Symposium, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740 508-997-0046
www.whalingmuseum.org

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