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    1157 N. Orange Street
    Redlands, California
    909-798-0868
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    Redlands, CA 92375-2395
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What's New at the Museum

Annual Open House - Sunday December 9

The Museum will be holding an open house on December 9 from 11am-5pm. Admission to the Museum is free, and we'll be serving light refreshments, including a Honey-Baked Ham. This would be a great time to bring family and friends for a visit, and to see some of the new exhibits and the new LED lighting in the cases that was recently installed.

December 2-3 - Sale (30% off) in the Gift Shop

We have scheduled another 30% off sale at the Historical Glass Museum Gift Shop for the weekend of December 2-3. The Sale will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and will start at 12 noon on Sunday. Both days the sale ends at 4 p.m. We have received many outstanding items as donations over the last few months and want to share them with you. These sales have proven to be very popular and there is some really nice glass available at good prices. We hope to see you there.

November-December - Kimberly Crest

Kimberly Crest This year we have been invited to participate with Kimberly Crest for their Christmas celebration. We will be presenting a dining room decoration using glass from the Museum. Their annual open house is scheduled for November 26. This beautiful property is available for parties, weddings, receptions, etc. and both the house and the gardens surrounding it are simply gorgeous. The Museum is honored to be asked to participate. The display will be available throughout the end of November and the month of December.

October 15 - Long Beach Antique Market

The Museum held a fundraiser sale at Long Beach Antique Market on October 15th. We have had a number of large donations - some items from these were offered for sale. Proceeds went to support the Museum.

October 14 - Fenton Seminar

The topic of this presentation was Fenton's Heart-shaped Relish Dishes. The speaker was Bill Summers, our talented HGM vice president, who focused on all of these pieces that were produced by Fenton Glass Co. and all of the different colors they were made in. Fenton made these pieces in a large number of different colors--some of which were made only for a very short time. This is a rare collection that Bill has managed to put together over the many years that he has collected them. The HGM Gift Shop was open so you can advantage of glass that the HGM has put together. We also offered refreshments at no charge.

September 23-24 - Sale (30% off) in the Gift Shop

The Quarterly Sale of Historical Glass Museum Gift Shop Items is scheduled for this Saturday September 23 and Sunday, September 24. The Sale will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and will start at 12 noon on Sunday. Both days the sale ends at 4 p.m. We have received many outstanding items as donations over the last few months and want to share them with you.

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 !

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 .