Glass from the Past: An Exhibition of Collectable Glass at the Wolcott House
The original announcement of the exhibition in 2001
The Lucas County-Maumee Valley Historical Society is proud to display its collection of historic and antique glass beginning April 4, 2001 at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Road, Maumee, Ohio. This exhibit will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for students.
Toledo's association with the glass industry dates to the 1890s when a plentiful supply of natural gas, fine sands, good transportation connections, and a vibrant urban culture lured one of the largest makers of fine glass, the Libbey Company, to the city. Over the next generation numerous smaller glass firms would open in the city and Libbey would found a number of others that would specialize in bottles, automotive glass, and architectural glass.
In 1999, the LC-MVHS was given the Cole Glass Collection, a large and diverse collection of glass and glassware whose items spanned over century in time. Here is just a small sample of some of the pieces that will be on display