New Fruit Jar Show & Get-Together June 13, 2015 Cambridge City Indiana

There's a new Fruit Jar collector event coming up in June!

Central Indiana Early Summer Fruit Jar Get Together/Show

Saturday, June 13, 2015

9:00am - 3:00pm

Huddleston Farm House Inn Museum
838 National Road
Cambridge City, IN 47327

The Huddleston Farmhouse is located approximately 60 miles east of Indianapolis and 20 miles west of Richmond on U.S. 40. [Google map link.]

Marty Troxell tells us his hopes & dreams for the get-together:
  • Friday eve socializing. My home will be open for awhile. 
  • [Overnight camping]
  • Saturday: the show/sale, more camaraderie, tearful goodbyes to those who must leave. 
  • Saturday eve: food (as yet to be determined), more show & tell, campfire socializing. 
  • Sunday morning: Clean up/ pack up, more tearful goodbyes.
  • The Midwest Fruit Jar Club meeting [in Muncie] (great opportunity for all who can go), and more goodbyes & maybe a tour for those who may not have made it earlier. 
  • Doesn't this sound good?!
See the official Facebook Event Page with lots of chatter: what jars are coming/ what peeps are coming / food, etc. Everyone's excited. ​

Call Marty Troxell for details -- (765) 478-3800

You can check out the nearby antique shops too. [Link

Nestled along the Old National Road and in the very heart of Antique Alley, Cambridge City could easily qualify as the best-kept secret in Wayne County. What’s the secret? The secret is that this quaint town is the home to ten antiques shops and malls, four eateries and three museums – all within walking distance of one other. Rich in history and filled with beautifully-restored homes, this picturesque town of 1,900 people has a small town feel and a huge heart. But it is the abundance of antiques shops and quaint eateries that make this a must-see weekend destination spot. Nine of the ten antiques shops are located in a 2-block stretch along the Old National Road in downtown Cambridge City, including Marty's shop:  

Doublehead Trading Company specializes in reclamation with hundreds of old doors, windows, fireplace mantels, porch columns, a large selection of collectibles and so much more. Marty has one of the largest glass jar displays in the area. 137 W Main St Cambridge City, IN.


SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2015

The Midwest Fruit Jar Club meeting is nearby at the Minnetrista Center's Cantina in Muncie. June 14, 2015 Sunday, 1:30 pm.

The Minnetrista is on the grounds of the Ball Brothers estates at
1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303

Minnetrista: A Ball Family Legacy
In 1887, the Ball family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brothers Glass Company became one of America's best known manufacturers of canning jars.

The Ball family purchased most of the land along the north bank of White River between Wheeling and Granville pikes in 1893. The name chosen by the family for the property was taken from a Sioux word, "mna" (pronounced mini) which means "water," and combined with the English word, "tryst," to form "Minnetrista," or, "a gathering place by the water."

L.L. Ball house was remodeled in 1910.

The L.L. Ball House, today.

The Lucius Lorenzo Ball House on the grounds of the Minnetrista Center . 

The building is one of the five founding Ball brother's original Muncie homes. The brothers moved from New York to Indiana in the 1880s to relocate their glass manufacturing business. William H., Frank C., Edmund B., George A., and Lucius L. Ball, founded what is now Ball Corporation, prospered in business, married into Indiana families, and began engaging in a variety of community activities.

Read Dick Cole's History of the L.L. Ball House here.
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