The League of Historical Societies of NJ Meeting
April 1 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The League of Historical Societies of NJ Meeting- Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
9:00 — Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 — Welcome and Introductions
9:45 — League Business Meeting
10:15 — Break
10:45 – Presentation by Kristin Qualls, Director of Exhibitions & Collections at WheatonArts: “Connecting Past to Present: Preserving the South Jersey Glass Tradition”
12:00 – Lunch in same location
1:00 – 4:00 – explore Wheaton Arts, open until 5:00 p.m.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, has a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. Located on 65 wooded acres in southern New Jersey, WheatonArts is a true Pineland Sanctuary!
Glass Studio – narrated demonstrations at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
The Artist Studios facilitate the work of a multi-level artist community including staff, visiting artists, assistants, and students, while offering public access and interactive programming. The working Glass Studio, considered the “heartbeat” of the organization, is the primary asset from which we achieve our goals to share the creative process with public audiences in an extraordinary public facility.
Museum of American Glass – highlight tour at 2:30 p.m.
The Museum of American Glass is the foundation of our program infrastructure. Accredited by the America Alliance of Museums, the museum houses a comprehensive collection of American glass that encompasses examples of the earliest glass objects made in America to 18th-century glass to fine contemporary glass art. The museum’s glass and library collections are a primary resource for scholars, collectors, other institutions, and artists.
Ceramic and Flameworking Studios – opens at 2:00 p.m.
The Ceramic Studio is also a magnet for visitors of all ages. An internship program and a seasoned Noborigama wood kiln have catalyzed a community of potters. Other studios feature flamework (torch-made glass) and paper arts. Museum Stores: General Store, Brownstone Emporium and Boutique, Christmas Shop, Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop and The Gallery of Fine Craft Browse through the finest selection of handcrafted gift items in our award-winning museum stores. We offer free packaging and 3.5% sales tax.
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