Houston, TX, USA, Feb 4, 2024 — Antique bottle and glass enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars from Thursday to Sunday, August 1st through 4th, 2024. That’s when the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) will hold its 2024 National Antique Bottle & Glass Exposition in Houston, Texas. The event will be held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and the historic Hotel ZaZa in the Houston Museum District.
“After a successful Reno 2022 Convention, the FOHBC took the year off in 2023 to plan for a different experience in 2024,” said Ferdinand Meyer V, past three-time president of the FOHBC and one of the driving forces for this year’s event. “If you like history, great antique bottles and glass, museums, and nature, Houston is the place.”
Houston 24 is already shaping up as the most extraordinary antique bottle and glass event in a generation, as both the FOHBC and HMNS are sponsoring and underwriting the exposition. A beautiful antique bottle butterfly is the Houston 24 logo, as visitors and attendees can experience many of the museum’s great attractions, such as the world-famous Cockrell Butterfly Center, Hall of Ancient Egypt, Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, Morian Hall of Paleontology, Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, and many other permanent and special exhibitions.
On Thursday, August 1st, at 1:00 pm, the Sandor P. Fuss “American Antique Glass Masterpieces” exhibition will open in the Brown Gallery, which includes an extraordinary group of early American tableware and legendary historical flasks, bitters, spirits, and other bottles and glass meticulously collected and displayed. Three legendary cobalt blue figural bitters will also be reunited and on prominent display. A hard-bound book showcasing the collection will be for sale.
For more information about the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and this year’s Houston 24 event, please visit the www.FOHBC.org event page or send an email inquiry to Ferdinand Meyer V at [email protected].