Motoring Monday: Wellington glass museum is colorful, nostalgic
National Glass Museum in Wellington features American-made glassware from the
late 1800s through midcentury modern.
A display of Depression-era fishbowls at the
glass museum in Wellington.
At the NDGA
National Glass Museum in Wellington, visitors can witness more than every color
and shape in antique/vintage glassware.
hear someone say something like, “My grandmother had those same drinking glasses!”
When visitors see the old glass, it brings back memories, says Pam Meyer,
president of the National Depression Glass Association (NDGA) and spokeswoman
for the Wellington museum.
you smile” to hear visitors get nostalgic, Meyer says.
-- at 117 S. Washington, in the heart of Wellington -- is accessible from
Interstate 35 and U.S. 160. And it’s free, although donations are accepted.
display of glass insulators at the glass museum in Wellington. Photos courtesy of NDGA National Glass Museum.
What can you
see?Not only Depression glass from the
1930s but also glassware from the late 1800s and early 1900s to midcentury
modern. The collection includes machine-made and hands-on glass. There’s an
etched goblet that passed through 75 hands as it was produced. It’s all
plenty of kitchenware. You can also check out molds and tools used to make
glass. And there are antique fruit jars and glass insulators.
hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
and by appointment. If visitors reach the museum outside those hours, they can
call a number listed on the museum door, at a reasonable hour.