THE MOUNT VERNON GLASS COMPANY, 1810-1846: THE PREMIER GLASS BOTTLE FACTORY OF EARLY UPSTATE NEW YORK
The Mount Vernon Glass Company in Vernon, NY was the premier glass bottle factory of early Upstate New York. Mark Yates and Richard Strunk will share the history of this important and little-known business in CNY, the products made at this site, the significance of company’s success, and findings of recent archeological excavations. The presenters will share their years of research and show examples of many of the glass products that were manufactured at this site.
Mark Yates lives in Cazenovia NY and is a long time antique bottle collector and researcher. He is an Environmental Consultant at Colden Corporation and SGD Environmental Services. He currently serves as Vice President, librarian, and newsletter editor of the Empire State Antique Bottle Collector's Association. Mark has authored numerous articles and given presentations on CNY antique bottles and other collecting topics.
Richard Strunk lives in Palatine Bridge, NY, and is the owner of Windy Hill Restorations, which specializes in historic building restoration. Rich has a BA. In anthropology and has worked as a professional archeologist for many years. Rich has specialized in collecting and researching the Mount Pleasant Glassworks near Saratoga Springs. Together, Mark and Rich have spent the last 10 years focused on researching the Mount Vernon Glass Co.
This program takes place in the center's main gallery on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 pm; Presentation starts at 5:30 pm.