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What's New at the Museum

July 8, 2017 - Fenton Seminar

On July 8, our Vice President Bill Summers will again present another of his popular seminars on Fenton glass. This one is entitled: Fenton Unusual Colors and Samples. This will be the seventh in a series of talks on various topics related to Fenton glass, by this long-time collector. The presentation will be held at the Historical Glass Museum, beginning at approximately 11:00am. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Come join us.

May 2017 - Museum Happenings

Last fall, the Museum received a large donation of Whale oil lamps and spills, which are now on display. These are items that are rarely seen today (obviously, we don't use whale oil any more, but at one time, it was the preferred fuel for lamps).

The Museum also received a substantial donation of Early American Pattern Glass (generally produced from the early 1800s through about 1910). The donation featured the color "apple green" (not the official name, but very descriptive of the color). Some of the companies represented are: Adams Glass, McKee, Richards & Hartley and others as well. The newest items in the collection date from around 1905.

Finally, a recent donation from Keithe Bisnett & Bernice Zubrinsky from the Palm Springs area consisted of some very interesting advertising paperweights. These feature historical advertisements, primarily from the first half of the 20th century. The collection is being cataloged, and will shortly be on display at the Museum.

Please consider a visit to the Museum so you can enjoy these unusual exhibits.

April 8, 2017 - Fenton Seminar

On April 8, our Vice President Bill Summers gave another of his popular seminars on Fenton glass. This one was entitled: Fenton Crests. This was the sixth in a series of talks on various topics related to Fenton glass. A great time was had by all.

January 7, 2017 - Another Popular Fenton Seminar

Museum Vice President Bill Summers presented another of his popular seminars on Fenton glass. This one was entitled: Fenton Topaz (or Vaseline). This is the sixth in a series of talks on various topics related to Fenton glass, by this long-time collector. The presentation was held at the Historical Glass Museum. Each of Bill's Seminars has drawn an enthusiastic audience - be sure to come to the next one !

October through December 2016 - Art Deco Black Glass display

Art Deco display Charter Member Michael Krumme filled a case at the Museum with glass loaned from his personal collection. Although individual items are difficult to see in the photo, you may notice some items in the jade color - these were combined with black glass by both Fenton and New Martinsville. The display generated many compliments from visitors and we thank Michael for providing this treat.

October 1, 2016 - Fenton Seminar

On October 1, our Vice President Bill Summers presented another of his popular seminars on Fenton glass. This one was entitled: Fenton: 70 Oz. Pitchers and Tumblers 1908-1950s. This was the fifth in a series of talks on various topics related to Fenton glass, by this long-time collector. The presentation was held at the Historical Glass Museum, beginning at approximately 11:00am.

August 13-14 - Sacramento Glass Show

The International Depression Glass Club of Sacramento gave us permission to set up a table to advertise the Museum at their show in August. The table featured a poster board with photos from the Museum, some sample glass and membership applications and rack cards. There was quite a bit of interest in the display, as people were surprised to find out that California had a museum dedicated to American glass and a number of visitors to the show took rack cards for the purpose of visiting the Museum. We wish to thank the IDGC for allowing us to set up the table.

June 19, 2016 Fenton Seminar - "Fenton: One year, One month or One run"

There was another presentation on Fenton Glass by our Vice President Bill Summers, held on June 19 at 11:00am. These presentations have been very popular, and Bill is an excellent presenter. The topic was Rare Fenton pieces that were available for "one year, one month, or one run. Attendees saw some items that are very rarely rare seen. Some were from our museum collection and some were from Bill's collection. Attendees were invited to bring their own Fenton finds to share with other attendees.

Here is an easy way to support the Museum

If you like to shop online with Amazon.com, now there is a way you can do so and support the Historical Glass Museum in the process. Begin your Amazon session by following this link: Amazon Smile This will take you to the Amazon login, and whatever your order after signing in this way will result in 0.5% of the purchase price being donated to the Museum. It doesn't cost you anything - the donation comes from Amazon itself. So, if you shop Amazon with any regularity, this is a painless way to support the Museum.

Video of the Historical Glass Museum

Here's a nice bonus - a video featuring a tour of the Museum, courtesy of the Inland Explorer. Watch and enjoy .