Endicott Reardon Museum Presents “Boys in Glass Houses”

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What: A free historical presentation at a local museum
When: Tuesday, July 25 at 2 p.m.
Where: Endicott Reardon Museum, 3036 Shore Rd, Ocean View

On Tuesday, July 25, at 2 p.m., the program “Boys in Glass Houses,” with Jim Talone and J.P. Jamie Hand, will take place at the Endicott Reardon Family Museum in Upper Township.
This informative program will describe the booming glass mills of South Jersey in early America and the role that many young boys played in that industry. To keep these mills operating around the clock, the boys were recruited to assist in the demanding process, with no child labor laws.
As the birthplace of the American glass industry, South Jersey became a center of glassmaking by the early eighteenth century. This major industry lasted until the mid-20th century. Millville was home to many glass manufacturers including the T.C. Wheaton Company
American poet Carl Sandburg visited Millville and wrote a poem about the glassmaking process. “Down in southern New Jersey, they make glass. By day and by night, the fires burn on in Millville and bid the sand let in the light.”
Learn more about the history of glassmaking in South Jersey and the local families who worked in the industry with distinguished local historians, Jim Talone and J.P. (Jamie) Hand on July 25th at 2 p.m. Reserve now to save your free seat. Contact 609-827-4582 or lleonard246@gmail.com