Exhibit Opening: Sunday, July 26th from 2:00-4:00pm
We are excited to announce our next exhibit titled, Timeless Glass from the Past on display in the Kister Building from July 26th—November 1st. The official exhibit opening will be Sunday, July 26th from 2:000-4:00pm in the Kister Building at the Society. This extensive collection is being displayed in conjunction with the Wayne County Early American Glass Club and will feature items from early patterns to what may become collectible.
The very first organizational meeting of The Wayne County Early American Glass Club took place on September 28, 1978. On that very first meeting, members displayed a variety of items including pink glass which was a premium from rolled oats, a piece of clear glass which had turned purple from being in the sunlight when it had been used to water chickens and a reproduced pitcher from Williamsburg.
The club consists of 14 active members who meet every second Tuesday in members’ homes to discuss glass topics ranging from styles of glass such as spooners, ashtrays, buttons and miniatures to companies that make glass such as Gillinder, Fenton, Fostoria, Westmoreland, Cambridge and many more.
The Club will celebrate its 37th anniversary with a beautiful and diverse display of glass at the Wayne County Historical Society. There will be a patriotic display, glass baskets, spooners and celery vases, an unusual very big Fostoria punch bowl, Cambridge Glass, Fenton, Mary Gregory, water sets, a God’s creation case consisting of glass animals, butter dishes, bread plates, children’s dishes and many more. In addition to the exhibit, there will be lovely pieces of Simon Pearce glass on display. Simon Pearce is a new company that makes stunningly beautiful hand blown glass and is certain to be a collectible of the future.
Also, make sure to check out this great article in the Wooster Weekly News on the new exhibit!
Be sure to tune in to Panorama (Channel 22) August 19 and 20 at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m; August 21 at 7:30 p.m; August 22, 23 and 24 at 8;30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Marian Howman and Pat Purdy from the Glass Club will be promoting our current exhibit!