Temple Glassworks Day

THANK YOU to the many dutiful volunteers who made this day possible!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

12:00 noon – 3:30pm: Shuttle to Trailhead

Shuttle runs from Temple Town Hall on Route 45 to the site trailhead.

WEAR RUGGED SHOES! The walk to the Glassworks site is about 2/3 mile. It's nicely cleared and lovely, but rocky and hilly in that typical New Hampshire style.

Tractor shuttle service is available if needed -- Sign up at the Temple Town Hall.

Limited parking is available at the trailhead.

1:00 – 4:30pm: Tour & “Mini-Dig”

Tour of site & an archaeological “mini-dig” conducted by Dr. David Starbuck, co-director of the 1975-78 Boston University archaeological excavations.

Note: there are no facilites at the Glassworks site. Restrooms are available at the Town Hall.

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Thank you to all who participated in the Glassmakers Exhibit in 2011.

“New Hampshire Glassmakers: 1780-1886” celebrates the extraordinary glass manufacturing industry in the Granite State from the Revolutionary War era through the Industrial Revolution. New Hampshire was home to five early American glasshouses, producing bottles, flasks, and tableware for more than a century. Working under cruelly primitive working conditions, early glassmakers conquered their harsh environment to produce wonderful utilitarian objects and creative works of art.

Glasshouses located in Temple, Stoddard, Keene, Suncook, and Lyndeborough – all within a 30-mile radius of Peterborough -- produced some of the greatest glass in American history. Some 250 rare examples, many of them never before exhibited in public, will now be assembled under one roof. The curators have also arranged a series of five provocative lectures by eminent glass historians and scholars to provide a stimulating, informative event for collectors, historians, and scholars across New England and beyond.

Click here to meet our sponsors.

Funding for “New Hampshire Glassmakers, 1780-1886” was provided by The Putnam Foundation and by the A. Erland & Hazel N. Goyette Memorial Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Monadnock Region.


Temple Chestnut Bottle circa 1780


Temple Glass circa 1780


Temple Glassworks Archaelogical Dig