May 8, 2013 @ 5:38:32 PM — Administrator — General
Dunkirk’s Glass Museum Season Opener
The Glass Museum is known for being one of East Central-Indiana’s hidden gems. We welcome you to explore the Museum’s over 8,000 glass piece collection! This includes glassware and memorabilia that have recently been introduced into the collection during the off season. The Museum’s glass collection began over 40 years ago! This distinct collection consists of glassware from over 110 factories worldwide, including Indiana Glass, Kokomo Opalescent Glass, Factory Molds, Factory Presses, Stained Glass and much, much more!
Dunkirk is known for its industrious past involving glassmaking, especially throughout the Gas Boom Era. The Museum has arranged to host a variety of special traveling exhibits designed to showcase Dunkirk’s links to glassmaking and its magnificent past.
The special traveling exhibits hosted at The Glass Museum in 2013 include:
- Indiana Historical Society’s Who Do You Think You Are? Exhibit
May 8th through June 6th
- Verallia Glass Exhibit
June 12th through July 6th
- Indiana Historical Society’s Auto Indiana Exhibit
July 10th through July 31st
- Hoosier Glass Artist, Greg Thompson’s Exhibit
August 7th through August 29th
- Indiana Historical Society’s Endangered Heritage Exhibit
September 24th through October 31st
Don't forget to plan a special outing to attend Dunkirk's Glass Days Festival, which is slated from May 29th through June 1st. Located in downtown Dunkirk and a block away from the Museum, this festival includes live music, community contests, fair rides and numerous food and craft vendors.
The Museum and Gift Shop staff warmly invites you to stop in and visit us from May 1st through October 31st. The hours of operation are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; and Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Admission is $2.00 for adults aged 13 and older and free for those aged 12 and younger. The Museum is conveniently located at 309 South Franklin St., Dunkirk, Indiana 47336. For more information about the Museum, please visit our newly designed website at: www.dunkirk.lib.in.us/the-glass-museum.php or call 765.768.6872!