Our museum is opening a display of old bottles this summer, and we are hoping to have some old bottles from folk in the community . If you do have a bottle with a story, please call Carole Curry at 744-9798 about lending or donating them to us to enhance our collection.
Our display, entitled “Message In A Bottle”, will feature bottles of all types from ink wells, perfume and medicine to ancient gin and whiskey. Information and books about collecting and identifying bottles will be available. There is so much history hidden in old bottles. Many were found in the walls of houses in New Hampton and other towns. There is nothing quite like going on an ”old bottle dig”!
The Museum on Dana Hill Road will be open this summer on Saturdays, June 25 through August 27 from10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Please stop in on Old Home Day when we will be open all day. Visits may also be scheduled with our Curator, Carole Curry , by calling 744-9798. Drop in sometime and see how the museum has developed over the last ten years. There have been many folks who have lived in New Hampton for decades and yet have never been in to see our collections. Recently, I came across this quote: “If you don’t know where you have been, then you won’t know where you are going.” Come in and see where we have been in our town, New Hampton!
Hope to see you there,
Carole Curry, Curator