Glass expert to speak at Mattapoisett Library

Oct 05, 2016

Mattapoisett — Learn about New Bedford glass and the treasures from the New Bedford Museum of Glass with Kirk Nelson, the museum’s executive director at the Mattapoisett Library on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Nelson will provide a survey of New Bedford glass, glassmaking and glass collecting when American glassmakers introduced a wide range of colorful, often exotically decorated glassware in the late 19th century identified today as “art glass.” New Bedford was a leading center for the production of this glass and Nelson will illustrate and discuss outstanding examples from the museum’s collection, reflecting the eclectic taste of the Victorian era.

Attendees can bring one glass object for Nelson to identify.

Register for this event by calling 508-758-4171 or emailing, providing the number of people attending and contact information. The library is located at 7 Barstow St. and is handicapped accessible.

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