Greentown Glass Museum Auction: September 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m., Doors open at 8:00 a.m., Howard County Fairgrounds, Block Building, Greentown, Indiana. Auction consists of approximately 195 pieces. Lots of Holly Amber including toothpick on pedestal, vase on pedestal, water tray, butter dish, cruet, beaded rim tumbler, syrup, plates. etc. Additional items include Cuff Set in amber and teal blue, "beer bottle" amber Dolphin w/o lid, and Crystal Holly pieces such as rectangular dish, water tray and sauces. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.
The Greentown Glass Museum was dedicated on June 13, 1970, the 67th anniversary of the burning of the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company. This brought to a reality the dream of several local citizens. They wanted a place to properly display over 700 pieces of the precious Greentown Glass so that visitors from all over the United States could see the colors and patterns in a tasteful setting reminiscent of the days when the factory was in operation.
The museum was incorporated in 1969. The city donated space in the Greentown City Hall to be used for the museum. The Hook's Drug Company of Indiana donated turn of the century pharmacy cases to display the glass. Today, over 2000 pieces of glass an historical items are on display. The museum operates solely on contributions, donations and souvenir and book sales.
An Educational Exhibit displayed by the National Greentown Glass Association shows examples of all the patterns and colors of glass made by the factory. This exhibit includes an extensive display showing the differences between reproductions and the authentic pieces made at the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company.
Hours of Operation:
STARTING MAY 15:
CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS
Wed.,Thurs., Fri. - 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Closed Easter Sunday
Telephone: 765-628-6206 (during regular business hours)
The mailing address is Greentown Glass Museum, P.O. Box 161, Greentown, IN 46936-0161. Greentown is located on SR 22/35 approximately 7 miles east of US 31 in Kokomo, IN.