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Explore the glass collection at Historic New England's Beauport

Amethyst GlassGLOUCESTER, MASS. – Explore the extensive collection of glass at Historic New England’s Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, on Thursday, June 18.

Join Kirk Nelson, president and executive director of the New Bedford Museum of Glass, for Henry Davis Sleeper's American Glass Collection, a tour of glass finds and fantasies from Henry Davis Sleeper’s collection of glass at Beauport.

Sleeper, a nationally noted collector and interior decorator, loved to use colored glass in the rooms he designed at Beauport and glass plays an important role in his color schemes. In the early twentieth century there were few books on early American glass to guide collectors like Sleeper. On this tour, you’ll learn about the discoveries Sleeper encountered as he built his wonderful collection at Beauport.

Tickets are $40. Please call 978-283-0800 to register. Advanced registration is required.

Regular tours on Thursday, June 18, take place from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, is at 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

Explore the glass collection at Historic New England's Beauport