The Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum, 96 Water St., Lyons, has three new exhibits with a focus on glass products in anticipation of the Corning Glass Canal Barge docking in Lyons on July 18.
One exhibit was created by Chris Davis, director of Newark Arcadia Museum. It contains a collection owned by Davis, an antique glass and bottle collector.
The second display features a story of the Ely or Clyde Glassworks, which was located 6 miles east of Lyons on the canal. The company supplied the early peppermint bottles for Hotchkiss. The same display shows the more modern Empire and Owens-Illinois essential oil bottles. The exhibit highlights the current glass engraving company of MacIntosh.
The third display cabinet houses the story of a peppermint bottle found after a flood in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. It originally was sent from Lyons to Pennsylvania to the Shuller Candy Co. and Shoppe. In the same exhibit are spearmint bottles in their original crate that was rescued from New York Harbor. Since the address on the outside of the crate was legible, it was sent back to the oil company in Lyons.
The museum will hold an open house during the docking of the Corning Barge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 18.