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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HAVE IN STORE?

Growth and Expansion of The FOHBC Virtual Museum

The FOHBC Virtual Museum will be like any ‘bricks and mortar’ museum coupled with a backlog of images, research material, rotating exhibitions of historical significance and ever-expanding galleries, a gift shop, research library, and hall of honor etc.

As technology progresses, so will our endeavors; but the mission will remain the same. Museum functions cannot be maintained or expanded without your support. See how you can Give to the FOHBC Virtual Museum here.

The FOHBC Virtual Museum proudly opens with two unique Galleries, Bitters and Historical Flasks.

The category for Bitters, our first gallery, has fifty-six (56) wonderful examples on shelves for your viewing. Each bottle has support material and information. Many of the initial examples come from Sandor P. Fuss, Ferdinand Meyer V, Richard T. Siri and David Sidelinger. Ferdinand Meyer V is providing primary research using the Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham Bitters Bottles books. Ferdinand is also referencing the Peachridge Glass web site.

Our second gallery is for Historical Flasks which was one of the first groups imaged. So far we have seventy-five (75) exquisite flasks on shelves. Many of the images have been taken from the top collections in the country. Historical flask authority, Mark Vuono, and others are helping with research. We are referencing the George S. and Helen McKearin American Glass book, the Blaske Collection book and the archives of Norman C. Heckler & Company. 

We are also building out the Spirits Gallery and have many examples ready for public review. The same applies to our Target Balls and Jars Galleries. We will be continuously adding specimens to all galleries.

See plans for upcoming Galleries below.

Coming Soon

See the upcoming Galleries below

FOHBC Virtual Museum: Spirits

GALLERY #3

Spirits

Our spirits gallery which includes whiskies, bourbons, gins etc. is being researched by Eric McGuire. Many of our initial bottles come from the great Richard T. Siri collection. This will be our third gallery. Eric is moving forward nicely and we are looking good here. Eric, as some of you know, is a first rate researcher who has written many articles for Bottles and Extras. We are also referring to Whiskey Bottles of the Old West by John L. Thomas.

GALLERY #4

Jars

Our fourth gallery is jars. We are working with Jerry McCann and referring to his Fruit Jar Annual books, Greg Spurgeon and his web site North American Glass and Douglas M. Leybourne and his Red Book Guides. We have imaged many jars and will be working to complete the gallery.

Fruit Jars Trio
FOHBC Virtual Museum: Target Balls

GALLERY #5

Target Balls

Target Balls and related information, our fifth gallery, is being furnished primarily by Ralph Finch and from the Target Ball auction catalogs by John Pastor with American Glass Gallery. The spinners are in deep development and we are confident with our resources for information.

GALLERY #6

Spring & Mineral Water

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FOHBC Virtual Museum: Spring & Mineral Water Gallery
FOHBC Virtual Museum: Medicine Bottles Gallery

GALLERY #7

Medicines

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GALLERY #8

Soda Water

There is also a good book on Western blob sodas by the Markotas that has the history of the bottles that includes names, dates and places or origin. This will be a nice group to spin for our planned seventh gallery which will also include Eastern, Midwestern and Southern sodas.

FOHBC Virtual Museum: Soda and Mineral Water Bottles Gallery

GALLERY #9

Inks

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GALLERY #10

Poisons

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Poisons Gallery
FOHBC Virtual Museum: Fire Grenades

GALLERY #11

Fire Extinguishers

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GALLERY #12

Food and Sauces

We will use the food bottle books by Betty Zumwalt and others for that category, our planned sixth gallery. One great book of hers is Ketchup-Pickles-Sauces, 19th Century Food in Glass

Cathedral Pickles - Food and Sauces Gallery
The FOHBC Virtual Museum of Historical Bottles and Glass

STAY TUNED

MANY MORE TO COME!

LET'S MAKE IT OFFICIAL

With an entry pass to the FOHBC Virtual Museum, you would be entitled to access The FOHBC Virtual Museum before it is completed. See the Bitters Gallery, the Historical Flasks Gallery, and sneak peek into the Spirits, Target Balls, and Jars Galleries. We have several other exciting plans for the future of the Virtual Museum. Stay tuned!

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