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THE NATIONAL BOTTLE MUSEUM PRESENTS ITS 43rd ANNUAL ANTIQUE BOTTLE SHOW AND SALE
June 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The National Bottle Museum, 76 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY, is sponsoring its 43rd Annual Antique Bottle Show & Sale at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM on Sunday, June 4, 2023. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Early admission is available for $20.00 at 8:00 AM. Parking is free.
The Bottle Show is the museum’s chief annual fundraiser and is attended by dealers and collectors from across the United States. All types of bottles and related items will be available, including early New England glass, flasks, Bitters, canning jars, medicinal bottles, milk bottles, stoneware, and ephemera. Also to be found are bottles made to hold the mineral waters of Saratoga and the surrounding springs. The show is an opportunity for the public to learn about the fun and interesting hobby of bottle collecting, and to learn how to locate old bottles on their property that may have been a part of their family’s history. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their empty old bottles for identification. Bottles with contents please photograph.
Food and refreshments will be available on site, provided of the Brickyard Tavern.
The Bottle Museum will be open from 10am to 4pm for those wishing to learn a little more about the history of bottles and the glassblowing industry. The museum is offering free admission on the day of the Bottle Show. For those interested in local history, a new display entitled “Glass Factory Mountain: Making Bottles and Making History” provides an interactive interpretation of the Mt. Pleasant Glassworks that was located in the town of Greenfield. The JRM Artists’ Space on NBM’s second floor will also be open for viewing with a showing of “Art of The Bottle VI” with all art having a bottle theme.
The National Bottle Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution chartered by the NYS Education Department dedicated to the preservation and history of bottles and the glassblowing industry.