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3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160
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February 4, 2000
CONTACT: Judith Proffitt or
Catherine Rogers Arthur

Glass Discovery Day at Homewood House Museum

Experts from Alex Cooper Auctioneers will be available to help people discover the age and value of their collectable glassware during Discovery Day at the Homewood House Museum from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 3, at the museum, located on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street in Baltimore.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a glass expert for an evaluation of their glass object. Included in the $10 charge for each item evaluated is admission to Homewood House Museum's exhibition, Bubble to Bottle, Pontil to Prism: Early Glass in Maryland. Box lunches are available by calling in advance.

Bubble to Bottle, Pontil to Prism: Early Glass in Maryland, 1785 1835 celebrates glass made and used in Maryland's Federal Period with examples from Homewood House, seldom-seen private collections and major museums. The exhibit highlights glass, both imported and locally made, known to have belonged to early Marylanders. Glass in the region was produced in Frederick County, Md., at the Amelung Glass Works and later at the Baltimore Glass Works at the foot of Federal Hill. Wonderful examples of utilitarian and decorative tableware are on display including an harmonicon, a Baltimore-made musical instrument.

Homewood House Museum is located on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University. For reservations or information, call 410-516-5589.

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