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11th Corn Flower festival coming to museum

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!

Museum Matters

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.