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Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes: Time Capsule in Your Backyard

October 5, 2023, 7:00 pm -

Geneva History Museum
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes member Peter Jablonski of Akron, NY, will present on treasures of the past, including bottles, pottery, china, and more, excavated from privy or outhouse pits in the western New York area. Privies, lined with stone, brick or wood, can range from 2' – 20' deep. Peter will tell how to locate a privy, why garbage was thrown in them, how to date the bottles and other items, and more. There will be a large display of artifacts unearthed in privy pits over the years. Video footage will also be shown of an actual dig.

Peter is the President of the Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Assoc. He has been buying, selling and appraising antiques and collectibles for over 20 years and presents a variety of programs.

The meeting is presented in cooperation with Historic Geneva and is free and open to the public. The Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes' meetings are free, but membership is welcome and encouraged at $10 per year. Programs include meetings at the Geneva History Museum, field trips, and social events. See our Facebook page for more news.

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