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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:  The 2017 Saratoga Show will be on Sunday, June 4 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.  Hours are 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM.  For more information, contact the National Bottle Museum (518) 885-7589 or A Greeley's Bourbon Whiskey Bottle will be on display at the Saratoga Show.  It was anonymously donated to be raffled by the museum as a fundraiser. For details, Click here:  raffle flyer - word              From the National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors: The NAMBC will old its 37th Annual Convention at the Holiday Inn in Grantville (Hershey) PA at the junctions of Interstates 80 and 81 from June 1 - 3, 2017. Throughout the convention members will sell and trade milk bottles, caps, and dairy related memorabilia.  There will be seminars related to milk bottles and dairy collectibles.  On Friday night there will be a banquet with a guest speaker.  An auction of milk bottles, caps, and a wide range of related dairy items will take place on Saturday evening. All attendees must register, beginning Thursday morning.  A Registration fee is required of all attendees over thew age of 10.  On site registration is $10.00 for members (all three days), $12.00 for non-members (all three days) and $5.00 for one day only.  The registration fee also includes participation at the auction.  Pre-registration prior to May 15th is highly recommended. Annual membership in the NAMBC begins at $25.00 US, $27.00 Canadian (US currency) and $30.00 international (US currency via Air Mail).  This also includes a subscription to "THE MILK ROUTE" NAMBC's monthly newsletter sent to its nearly 660 members.  "THE MILK ROUTE" is the official publication of the NAMBC, and includes a directory of members and free advertising in the publication. For further information please see NAMBC's website or contact Penny Gottlieb, 18 Pond Place, Cos Cob, CT 06807, or

Message in a Bottle

5 years ago
The following tribute was presented by Ann Hauprich at the celebration of National Bottle Museum Executive Director Jan Rutland’s life on November 12, 2010. Jan – who used to let me call her “Bubbles” as long as I responded to the nickname “Troubles” -- would sometimes joke that while there was plenty of history on tap inside of the walls of the National Bottle Museum, she had yet to find a way to put TIME IN A BOTTLE. But if time had permitted her to place a MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE before her recent passing, it would surely have included some of the things I feel honor-bound to share with you today. » Read more


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