Mount Vernon Glass Company topic of history center event

Published Sep 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Mount Vernon Glass Company in Vernon, 1810-1846, will be the subject of a presentation Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St., Utica.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free; donations are encouraged.

Presenters Mark Yates and Richard Strunk will share the history of the business in Central New York, the products made at the site, the significance of the company’s success, and findings of recent archeological excavations. They will share their years of research and show examples of glass products manufactured at the site, according to a history center announcement.

Yates, of Cazenovia, is a long-time antique bottle collector and researcher.

He is Vice President, librarian, and newsletter editor of the Empire State Antique Bottle Collector’s Association. He has authored numerous articles and given presentations on antique bottles and other collecting topics.

Strunk, of Palatine Bridge, is the owner of Windy Hill Restorations. He has specialized in collecting and researching the Mount Pleasant Glassworks near Saratoga Springs. Together, Strunk and Yares have spent the last 10 years researching the Mount Vernon Glass Company.

The Oneida County History Center formerly was the Oneida County Historical Society.

For more information on the program, contact the center at 315-735-3642 or go online to www.oneidacountyhistory.org.