USA: Glass Museum Continues Special Exhibits

Redlands has the only museum in the United States devoted entirely to American-made glass. Since it opened to the public in 1985, the Historical Glass Museum has built a collection with more than 6,000 pieces of American glass from the mid-1800s to the present, and the collection is on display at the museum's lovely and historic 1886 Seymour House at 1157 N.

Orange St.

Throughout the Festival Series, the Historical Glass Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

Each weekend, the museum features a different display from its collection, continuing in May with Steuben art glass, May 5 and 6; Fenton art glass, May 12 and 13; and early American pattern glass, May 19 and 20.

Displayed in antique or specially built lighted cabinets throughout the museum's six rooms, the collection includes representatives from Heisey, Cambridge, Fenton, Fostoria, Steuben the Sandwich factories and American glass makers during the Depression era.

One special collection includes nearly 700 pieces of Jadite glass. Among the many rare items is an 1884 circular spoon rack with a frosted elephant on top, designated as Barnum and Bailey's "Jumbo." Yet another rare item is the Pyrex glass iron made by the Corning Glass Works during World War II when metal was scarce.

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600450 USA: Glass Museum Continues Special Exhibits
Date: 4 May 2007

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