Antique bottle collector Ben Trowbridge will give a lecture on historic flasks and appraise bottles the public brings in for a donation to the Tolland Historical Society on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum at 52 Tolland Green.
Trowbridge will have more than 30 historical flasks that each visitor can hold, including some dating to 1820 from Coventry. He will also be giving away a Westford beer bottle. He will also speak about a glass factory in northeastern Connecticut.
Before the talk, numbers will be handed out to the public who would like their own bottles appraised. The appraisals will be done on a first come, first served basis for a donation to the society. All donations will be used to support the society’s museums and programs.
The talk is free, but donations are always appreciated. It will be held in the Jail Museum shed.