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Check the FOHBC SHOW CALENDAR for a bottle show near you. Here are a few that our club members are hoping to make it to:
05 April 2014 (Saturday) St. Clairsville, Ohio – The Ohio Valley Bottle Club’s Annual Bottle & Table-Top Antiques Show, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at J.B. Martin Recreation Center, 102 Fair Avenue, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Exit 216 off I-70. Contact: Tom Chickery, 740.695.2958, firstname.lastname@example.org
12 April 2014 (Saturday) Kalamazoo, Michigan – The Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club’s 35th Annual Show & Sale, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Contact: John Pastor, 248.486.0530, email@example.com or Mark McNee, 269.343.8393
10 May 2014 (Saturday) Mansfield, Ohio – The Ohio Bottle Club’s 36th Mansfield Antique Bottle & Advertising Show & Sale, Richland County Fairgrounds, Trimble Road Exit, U.S. Route 30, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Donation: $3, Dealer set-up, Friday, May 9, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Early Admission $25 during Dealer set-up. Contact: Bill Koster, 330.599.3380, Info: Ohio Bottle Club, P.O. Box 585, Barberton, Ohio 44203, www.ohiobottleclub.org,
History in a Bottle
Saturday, May 17 9 am-3pm Lowe-Volk Park
First annual bottle and stoneware show at Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center. Set up to sell, trade or display, tables inside and outside. Bring your bottle in to find out where it was possibly made and when. In Crawford County and the surrounding area there were bottling companies in almost every town. Do you have some? If so bring them to the park and share the history. There is no charge for set up, first come first serve unless reserved.
From the show chairman:
Thanks for your interest in helping us promote this event. I am a naturalist at the Crawford Park district and I decided to have a bottle show as I have a collection of my own that I have dug up with most bottles coming from local businesses. I also teach historical archaeology with school groups and we often dig up bottle and stoneware fragments at the sites. I am somewhat of an artifact junky. I have also attached our flyer and pictures of the inside and outside of the Nature Center. The inside picture was taken during our recent Arrowhead Day event. We have two different rooms that can accommodate a total of about 30 tables. Set up outside will be available also. [Map]
Thanks for your interest and any help,
Chris Rothhaar, Naturalist,
Crawford Park District / 2401 SR 598 Crestline, Oh 44827