Brief Organizers Biographies

Michael George, an avid connoisseur of glass, found his first old bottle when he was nine years old, setting him on the path of a lifelong passion for studying and collecting early American glass. He specializes in New Hampshire glass, and has a well-known and widely respected collection.

Anne Lunt is president of the Historical Society of Temple, which originally spearheaded the exhibit. With a professional background in book publishing, she established an independent editorial-services business in New Hampshire in the 1970s.

Alan Rumrill is executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene, which permanently exhibits an extensive collection of New Hampshire glass. Alan’s family has lived in Stoddard since 1770 and he has collected, researched, and written about Stoddard glass for 35 years.

Michelle Stahl lectures widely to historical societies, civic groups, and college classes. She has served as executive director of the Peterborough Historical Society since 2001.

Dr. David Starbuck is associate professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Plymouth State University. He was co-director of Boston University’s excavations at the New England Glassworks between 1975 and 1978, and has curated the Temple portion of the exhibit.

Rose Lowry, co-director of Beechleaf Design, designed and produced the catalogue and marketing materials, including the exhibit website,

Lilliane Lebel tapped into her experience with historical exhibits to organize the Opening Symposium Luncheon and establish the exhibit online calendar presence.

Suncook Tableware

Rare "Pantaloon" Eagle flask