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Corn Flower Festival returns for its 15th year

From Orangeville.com:

One of the area’s greatest claims to fame will be celebrated at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.

On Sunday, June 2, the annual Corn Flower Festival returns for its 15th year.

Between 1940 and 1980, nearly every Canadian household was home to a piece of Corn Flower glass, the creation of Amaranth native W.J. Hughes, according to the museum’s curator Wayne Townsend.

“It is a big claim to fame,” Townsend said. “It’s hard to find anyone other than prime ministers where everybody instantly recognizes the name.”

Each year, upwards of 300 people visit the museum to view its collection of more than 1,200 pieces of Corn Flower glass.

Corn Flower Festival returns to the museum

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.