Bob Wood will bring his collection of antique canning jars and discuss how their design evolved over the years. Most of us have boxes of canning jars handed down from our mothers and grandmothers and you may have wondered about their history and value. Ball mason jars were first produced in 1885, but the majority of jars in circulation today are post-1930. While most are clear or aquamarine, rare colors include cobalt, green, milk glass and black. If you look closely, and you know what you are looking for, the key to the age of a jar is often in the logo.
Bob Wood is a charter member of the Equinunk Historical Society in Wayne County and served as the group’s first president.
Light refreshments will follow the presentation. All Greene-Dreher Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by Blueberry Hill Furniture Village, 2018 Business Partner.