Earlier this year, the Searsport Historical Society took possession of more than 100 early American pressed glass butter dishes from the Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Carver collection. Carver was a founding member of the Penobscot Marine Museum and these dishes represent his wife’s passion for early American glass.  Included are many rare and unusual patterns not usually seen today. The dishes were exhibited in June, and since then the society has received many requests to display the collection again.

The Searsport Historical Society will open the Crary/Carlon/Coleman House on the Sears Island Road and exhibit the glass collection Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no charge to tour the house and enjoy a piece of Searsport’s history.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.