Issued: 18 June 2010
Jacobite Glass Donation For Montrose Museum
Despite being closed for access works, Montrose Museum is still receiving fascinating objects to enchant visitors when the museum reopens.
The museum recently received a donation from the Reverend Alan White who travelled all the way from Aberystwyth to present the museum with a Jacobite glass which has been in his family for generations.
The glass was used by the donor's grandfather James Cowie of Fettercairn to toast the family every Boxing Day. It was last used by the Reverend White himself in 1968 – 42 years to the day when it was donated to the museum – to toast his parents on their Golden Anniversary.
Museum staff are still taking donations and enquiries during the closure, and a Museum in the Library Day is scheduled for Saturday 26 June, from 10.30am to 2pm, when members of the public can drop in to discuss any matters relating to the museum.
Telephone and email enquiries are still very welcome at Montrose Museum 01674 673232 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum is due to reopen in the late summer.