Sea Glass: History or Mystery

by Norwalk Historical Society
(Norwalk, CT, USA)

Sea Glass: History and Mystery

Norwalk Historical Society Museum
Norwalk, Connecticut
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:00pm.

Artist of the Month for July and August and sea glass enthusiast Alyssa Shapiro will delight visitors with a new presentation, Sea Glass: History and Mystery, at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:00pm.
  • The museum is located at 141 East Avenue next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. 

  • Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue.

  • Admission is $5.00 and light refreshments will be served following the lecture. 

  • RSVP is required as seating is limited. RSVP to: .

Mermaid's tears! Beach jewels! Sea Glass!

Whatever the name, people have been collecting these fascinating pieces of washed up treasure for centuries all over the world, but most specifically in Norwalk, CT.  With its long industrious and recreational past, find out why Norwalk is a choice sea glass location in Alyssa Shapiro's new lecture: Sea Glass: History and Mystery.  Ever wonder where the glass comes from and how to tell its age? Ms. Shapiro has the answers. She will also discuss color varieties and their degree of rarity as well has how plastic, recycling and environmental concerns are all making sea glass a fast, disappearing find. The evening will conclude with light refreshments and the gift shop will be open, where Ms. Shapiro is featured as Artist of the Month for July and August.

Alyssa Shapiro, a Norwalk resident and obsessive beachcomber, has collected about 200 pounds of glass to date from the Connecticut shoreline. Inspired by the color and beauty of weathered glass, she makes photographic images and compositions.  Her Tidings Sea Glass Designs cards, shadow boxes and art frames have been featured at the Rowayton Art Center, Museum gift shops in Greenwich and Fairfield, CT. She is also an exhibiting artist at the Rowayton Art Center. Please check Facebook page Tidings Sea Glass Design for updates and tutorials about sea glass.

For more information visit, e-mail , or call 203-846-0525.

The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  For information: or 203-846-0525.

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