From the Orangeville Banner:
The Dufferin County Museum & Archives’ (DCMA) annual Corn Flower Festival is returning for its 14th year.
The exhibit, held June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on showing the museum’s “stuff.”
More than 600 pieces of glass will be displayed during the event, including the museum’s coloured blanks collection dating back to 1920.
From the Orangeville Citizen:
Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA) will celebrate the famous Corn Flower glassware pattern at its Annual Corn Flower Festival this Sunday, June 7.
Pete and Lois (Hughes) Kayser, the owners and former operators of the WJ Hughes Corn Flower Company will be on hand to answer Corn Flower questions and visitors will be able to meet Krista Taylor, author of the “Canadian Identification & Price Guide to W. J. Hughes Corn Flower Glass” and Wayne Townsend, DCMA Curator and author of “Corn Flower – Creatively Canadian”.
Also planned for the day are ‘share sessions’, a consignment sale, live auction of Corn Flower glassware, and presentations focusing on you, the collector!
From the Orangeville Citizen:
How does Dufferin celebrate its heritage? Traditionally, by involving the entire community and by celebrating all year long! The staff of the Dufferin County Museum and Archives are looking forward to 2009. Why? Because they are planning events and programs for the whole community for the whole year to celebrate their 15th anniversary at the site on Airport Road in Mulmur Township.
To start, the entire facility will have new exhibits for 2009. First, opening in February, Corn Flower:, “Decades of Design” will feature the DCMA’s nationally known W. J. Hughes Corn Flower collection showcased with fashion items dating from the early 1920s to the 1980s. The exhibit features everything from sleek geometric deco to the free form styles of the swinging 1960s.
From the Georgetown Independent & Free Press:
Archives celebrates the famous Corn Flower glassware pattern at its annual Corn Flower Festival, this Sunday (June 8).
Pete and Lois (Hughes) Kayser, the owners and former operators of the W.J. Hughes Corn Flower Company will be on hand to answer questions on Corn Flower. Meet Krista Taylor, author of the Canadian Identification & Price Guide to W. J. Hughes Corn Flower Glass, and Wayne Townsend, DCMA curator and author of Corn Flower – Creatively Canadian.
It has been a loooong time since either my Dad (Brian) or I wrote, but I’m going to try to be better this year.
I got some information from the Hills of Headwaters web site about the 9th Annual Corn Flower Festival:
9th Annual Corn Flower Festival
Attention glassware collectors and enthusiasts – join Dufferin County Museum and Archives to celebrate Corn Flower.
View the Museum’s extensive glassware collection and company archives of once local W J Hughes Corn Flower Company.Â Also take in the consignment sale and special presentations.Â Meet and discuss your â€˜passion for the patternâ€™ with Lois and Pete Kayser, owners and former operators ofÂ W J Hughes and Wayne Townsend, DCMA curator and author of the book â€œCorn Flower : Creatively Canadianâ€.
Date(s): Jun 3, 2007
Time(s): 10am – 4pm
Cost: $10, children under 5 FREE.
Ticket Information: Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Highway 89 & Airport Rd.
Contact: DCMA 705-435-1881 or 1-877-941-7787
Web Site: www.dufferinmuseum.com
The annual Corn Flower Festival was held this past Sunday June 6 at the Dufferin County Museum. It is held every year on the Sunday closest to Lois Kaysers’ birthday. As you know Lois is the daughter of W. J. Hughes who developed the wonderful Corn Flower pattern. In conjunction with the festival a birthday dinner is held on the preceding Saturday evening to honour Lois’ birthday. Marsha and I were invited to attend the dinner this year along with a few other avid collectors and friends and family of Lois. The food was delicious and the company was great. Before and after the dinner we were able to preview all of the exhibits. Unfortunately Marsha and I were not able to stay over for the actual festival on Sunday but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on Saturday evening. We have already made plans to be there both days next year.