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Bottle Collecting and Canning
Annual Meeting, Sunday May 1st

Bottles tell an important part of what life was like in early Wisconsin. Michael Seeliger will speak on collecting bottles, how to determine the age of a bottle, how they are made, the significance of where they are found and what old bottles are worth today. He will also give insight on reproduction bottles. Michael has been collecting bottles since the late 1960s. He and his wife have written a book on H.H. Warner and his Safe Cure Co. patent medicine bottles of the 1880s.

We have also asked him to talk about his grandfather Walter Seeliger's canning factory on Monona Drive.

The annual meeting will start at 1:30 with the program at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Volume 39, No. 1          April, 2011
3rd Annual Garage Sale May 13 & 14

Last year's garage sale was very successful so the Board has decided to participate again, this year, in the City of Monona Garage Sale event. You can help out by donating items for the sale. The only restrictions are -- NO clothing, shoes, electronics or large pieces of furniture. So, while you are doing your Spring cleaning -- keep HBGHS in mind.

You can drop off your items on the Back Porch of the Dean House begining Monday May 9th.

If you need help getting your items to the Dean House or have questions call Gloria Simley at 222-3989.

Back Porch Concerts Thursdays 7 PM

This will be the 35th year of Back Porch Concerts. Please join us on the Monona Golf Course lawn behind the Dean House. Bring lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the wonderful music.

June 30 TBA

July 7 Mid-Town Jazz

July 14 Old Cool

July 21 Old Time Fiddlers

July 28 Am Family Chorus

Aug 4 New Horizon Band and Ice Cream Social

Michael Seeliger and his bottle collection.

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