Historical Glass Museum

Historical Glass Museum Featuring 4,300 pieces of American glass from the 1830s to the present, the Museum is located at 1157 N. Orange Street, Redlands, CA. Open Weekends 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m., 909-798-0868, [email protected], www.historicalglassmuseum.com
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The Historical Glass Museum has a large collection of glassware made in America dating from the 1800s to the present day. The volunteer non-profit, tax-exempt Foundation that runs the museum was founded in 1976 by a group of dedicated glass collectors. After working together for ten years to raise money and obtain glass for display, the Historical Glass Museum opened in 1985.

Saturday, January 7th, 2017,   11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bill Summers will present a workshop on Fenton's topaz color.  Variousl...
12/30/2016

Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bill Summers will present a workshop on Fenton's topaz color. Variously known as vaseline and canary, it is known as topaz in the Fenton world. It is the most popular color amongst all the colors that Fenton produced! Bring examples of Fenton glass in this color as well as Fenton glass that you have found in your travels! This is the fifth workshop in Fenton glass that Bill Summers has produced! The HGM has received a donation of Fenton glass which will be for sale in the Gift Shop on that day!

The Historical Glass Museum Foundation has designed the Mezzanine display for the 2016 Kimberly Crest Holiday Tour.  Fea...
11/25/2016

The Historical Glass Museum Foundation has designed the Mezzanine display for the 2016 Kimberly Crest Holiday Tour. Featured is the Julie Binkley collection of Fostoria American glassware--part of the largest collection of Fostoria American west of the Mississippi River. Many rare pieces will be on display. Come join at this festive event. Sunday, November 27th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Kimberly Crest, a Victorian mansiion that was the home of the Kimberly/Shirk family is located at 1325 Prospect Dr., Redlands CA. It is located on Prospect Drive off Highland Avenue and not Fountain Ave.

Tickets to the Holiday Tour are $25. You may choose to claim the value on your next tax return as a donation to a non-profit organization if tickets are not used.

2016 Designers:
Main Hall: Designed 4 u events
Conservatory: Celine’s Creations by Celine Martinez
Pink Parlor: Peggy Adams Heaton
Mezzanine: Historical Glass Museum
Mr. and Mrs. Kimberly’s Room: Designs to you by Debbie
Dining Room: Garden & Floral Arrangers Guild
Powder Room, Library, Butler’s Pantry & Mr. Kimberly’s Room: Docent Auxiliary
Carriage House Museum and Hord Ornament collection: Kimberly Crest Collections Committee

Kimberly Crest House & Gardens is located approximately two miles south of downtown Redlands. The community of Redlands is between Los Angeles and Palm Springs on Interstate 10.

Traveling east on Interstate 10, take the Ford Street exit and turn right onto Ford Street. Turn right onto Redlands Blvd. and then left onto Highland Avenue. Go past the first stop sign (Cajon St.). Prospect Drive is the first driveway on the left.

Traveling west, take the Redlands Blvd./Ford St. exit. The exit ramp will turn into Redlands Blvd. Turn left onto Highland Avenue. Go past the first stop sign (Cajon St.). Prospect Drive is the first driveway on the left.

11/08/2016

30% off sale for the Gift Shop at the Historical Glass Museum on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th. Great glass available with prices that start at less than most antique shops. If you are a member of the Historical Glass Museum Foundation, you get an extra 10% off! We have Fostoria Amerian cake salvers for sale as well as lots of pieces of Heisey Victorian glass!

09/27/2016

FENTON Glass Seminar on Saturday, October 1, at the Historical Glass Museum, Redlands, CA.

I want to invite you to another seminar on Fenton Glass. Bill Summers, vice president of the museum and knowledgeable Fenton collector, will be presenting on "Fenton 70 oz. Pitchers and Tumbers, 1908-1950s on Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. at the Glass Museum, 1157 N. Orange St., Redlands. Also known as "iced tea" or "water" sets, these were among the earliest products of the Fenton Glass Company and were very popular in the company's earliest years. Attendees are invited to bring samples of their own collection to share with others and for information provided by Bill Summers.

Free Refreshments! The Gift Shop will be open from noon to four p.m. as well as the entire collection!
Hoping to see you there!

06/07/2016

FENTON GLASS SEMINAR ON JUNE 19th at the Historical Glass Museum, Redlands, CA!

I wanted to invite you to a special workshop on Fenton Glass that is going to be held on Sunday, June 19th at the Historical Glass Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our talent vice president, Bill Summers, is going to present on Rare Fenton pieces that were available for "one year, one month, or one run.! You are going to see some things that are very rarely ever seen! Some are from our museum collection and some are from Bill's collection. We are invited attendees to bring their own Fenton finds to share with other attendees. Free Refreshments! The Gift Shop will be open from noon to four p.m. as well as the entire collection!

Hoping to see you there!

FENTON GLASS SEMINAR AT REDLANDS GLASS MUSEUMOn Saturday, February 20th at 11:00AM, the Historical Glass Museum in Redla...
02/13/2016

FENTON GLASS SEMINAR AT REDLANDS GLASS MUSEUM

On Saturday, February 20th at 11:00AM, the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands will host the third of its seminars on collectible Fenton glass. Museum Vice President Bill Summers will present, “Fenton Glass: The First 25 Years and the Last 25 Years.” This tutorial will be illustrated with actual examples of early and late Fenton glassware. Afterwards, you can see more examples of Fenton glass in the Museum’s collection, then browse the Museum Gift Shop for Fenton glass treasures you can buy. Among the Fenton glass currently being offered in the Gift Shop is a number of pieces of Fenton’s “Violets in the Snow,” white milk glass pieces with a handpainted decoration of violets. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

At last!  Opportunity Drawing pieces which will be awarded on Saturday, December 5th at the close of the Holiday Open Ho...
12/01/2015

At last! Opportunity Drawing pieces which will be awarded on Saturday, December 5th at the close of the Holiday Open House! Tickets will be six for $5.00!

The pieces are: 1) Imperial Candlewick 9" bowl with floral carving by unknown carver; 2) Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass bowl; 3) Reproduction bowl, originally made by Gillander in 1877, unknown maker; 4) New Martinsville emerald green Swan olive dish c. 1940s; and, 5) Viking Flowerlite bowl that features a candle and flowers in a combined unit, c. 1950s.

11/23/2015

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The Historical Glass Museum has its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 5th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 1157 N. Orange Street, Redlands. Come visit the only museum of its kind west of the Mississippi River and see 5,000 pieces of historic tableware and decorative glass from 1800 to the present, all displayed in a Victorian cottage. Free admission and refreshments for the Open House. Enjoy the decorations throughout the museum. Come see the Gift Shop where a wide selection of vintage glass is available for sale at reasonable prices. An Opportunity Drawing for a variety of valuable vintage glass pieces will be held that day.

11/10/2015

Pre-Holiday 30% Off Sale at the Historical Glass Museum!

On Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th, the gift shop of the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands will be having a 30% off sale. Museum members will receive an additional 10% off! The gift shop offers a rotating selection of hundreds of pieces of antique, collectible and contemporary glass that has been donated by Museum members and supporters. All sales support the work of the Museum, which is a nonprofit organization. The gift shop will be open during the Museum’s regular weekend hours, 12:00 noon to 4:00PM. Some exclusions apply.

Historical Glass Museum, 1157 Orange Street, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 798-0868 http://www.historicalglassmuseum.com/

Fenton Glass WorkshopThe Historical Glass Museum will present the second in a series of free lectures on Fenton Glass on...
10/19/2015

Fenton Glass Workshop

The Historical Glass Museum will present the second in a series of free lectures on Fenton Glass on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the museum, 1157 N. Orange Ave., Redlands, CA. HGM Vice President, Bill Summers will use examples from the museum collection plus his own collection, to discuss Fenton animals and related whimseys. The term “whimsey” refers to offhand glass items that were not a part of the company’s regular product line and which were created by factory workers in their off hours.
A long-time collector of Fenton Glass, Bill has extensive knowledge of Fenton production and rare pieces that are one of a kind. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a show-and-tell where they can bring their own Fenton pieces to share with others and to access Bill’s extensive knowledge of Fenton to learn about them.
Refreshments will be provided.
Here are some samples from our HGM collection!

On Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th, the gift shop of the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands will be havin...
08/28/2015

On Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th, the gift shop of the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands will be having a 30% off sale. The gift shop offers a rotating selection of hundreds of pieces of antique, collectible and contemporary glass that has been donated by Museum members and supporters. All sales support the work of the Museum, which is a nonprofit organization. The gift shop will be open during the Museum’s regular weekend hours, 12:00 noon to 4:00PM. Some exclusions apply.

Historical Glass Museum, 1157 Orange Street, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 798-0868 http://www.historicalglassmuseum.com/

Reminder:This collection of the Fenton pattern Violet's in the Snow is priced to sell by the piece.  What a wonderful op...
07/06/2015

Reminder:This collection of the Fenton pattern Violet's in the Snow is priced to sell by the piece. What a wonderful opportunity to start a collection of Fenton.

06/23/2015

Historical Glass Museum’s
Children and Family Day
Sunday, June 28, noon to 4 p.m.
1157 N. Orange St. Redlands, Calif.
Celebrating the future is the theme of Sunday’s activities. Music will be performed in the parking lot by Windswept Woodwind Quintet and Silver Sounds Flute Ensembles. Face painting will be available from 12:00 pm - 2:00 p.m. by artist Claudia L. Munoz from Art-Z-Mom Face Painting. Children will have an opportunity to participate in our art contest. A winner will be selected at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Special Sale in Progress at the Historical Glass Museum!  Long-time Board member, Betty Thomas, donated her collection o...
06/21/2015

Special Sale in Progress at the Historical Glass Museum! Long-time Board member, Betty Thomas, donated her collection of Fenton's "Violets in the Snow" to the museum. After eight months of display in the revolving cabinets, most of the collection is for sale through our gift shop! (We did keep some of the rarer pieces for display!).

The Historical Glass Museum receives many visitors that are interested in Fenton Glass.  This is the first in a series o...
05/27/2015

The Historical Glass Museum receives many visitors that are interested in Fenton Glass. This is the first in a series of programs that will feature Fenton glass and its various patterns. Hobnail is a long-continuing pattern from Fenton and other glass companies. Bill Summers, our Vice President, will use examples from museum glass to address "How and when hobnail began as well as how it was developed by Fenton in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. After Bill concludes his presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to bring their own Fenton finds and share them with the others. Bill will be able to answer questions based on his extensive experience. Refreshments will be served and the Gift Shop will be open. Join us on June 20th!

Second Annual Museum Crawl on May 3rd!
04/28/2015

Second Annual Museum Crawl on May 3rd!

04/27/2015

Join us on Sunday May 3, 2015 for the Second Annual Museum Crawl. Celebrate Preservation Day with us at the Historical Glass Museum, Kimberly Crest and the Lincoln Shrine! Free admission to these venues on May 3rd in honor of preserving the history and culture of Redlands!

Visit all three of these sites on May 3rd and qualify for an opportunity drawing.

To participate, visit all three institutions and have them each
stamp a 2015 Museum Crawl Passport.

Passports are free and are available for pickup at Kimberly
Crest House and Gardens, the Historical Glass Museum,
and the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.

Completed Passports must be submitted to any of the three
participating institutions on May 3, 2015 for a chance to win
two tickets to the upcoming summer music event
(August 29, 2015) at Kimberly Crest House and Gardens.

The winner will be notified by email and/or phone
the week of May 4th, 2015.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 3rd. Our hours will be 12 noon to 4 p.m. See the attached flyer for Lincoln Shrine and Kimberly Crest hours!

Currently for sale in our Gift ShopThe items photographed are described and priced from left to right.  Each 5 piece pla...
03/02/2015

Currently for sale in our Gift Shop
The items photographed are described and priced from left to right. Each 5 piece place setting is $24.00 (we have 8 sets), sugar bowl with lid and creamer $20.00, covered vegetable $25.00,14" oval serving platter $18.00, 16" oval serving platter $20.00. Purchase the entire set and we will take 20% off of the total price.

We have our own local Huell Howser!  Check this out!Like glass want to go to a museum? Well Inland Empire Explorer has t...
03/01/2015
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We had a wonderful time at the Holiday Open House.  A lot of new friends visited.  It was great to see our membership gr...
01/15/2015

We had a wonderful time at the Holiday Open House. A lot of new friends visited. It was great to see our membership grow.

Already seen the glass at the Historical Glass Museum?  What's new!  The Gift Shop is full of vintage glass at reasonabl...
11/30/2014

Already seen the glass at the Historical Glass Museum? What's new! The Gift Shop is full of vintage glass at reasonable prices! It is a great place to find Christmas gifts--or find that missing piece of your pattern for entertaining! A new exhibit on antique Christmas ornaments debuts during the Open House on December 6th! And, a drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on the 6th for these wonderful prizes in our annual Opportunity Drawing! View the prizes here! A Fenton Cranberry vase, a Fostoria orchid comport, a piece of Joan Rivers jewelry, and/or a $50 gift certificate! Come and join in the fun! Free admission and free refreshments on December 6th! Celebrate the holidays with us!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free ad...
11/26/2014

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and refreshments to celebrate our Open House. In addition to our 5,000 pieces of historic glass, we will have a special display of antique Christmas ornaments which are rare and unusual! Our Gift Shop is full of recently acquired vintage glass at reasonable prices! Great Christmas gifts are available! An Opportunity Drawing has some exquisite pieces of glass as prizes!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Open House!

11/10/2014

Yesterday, there was another successful sale! The HGM portion of the proceeds was $1,200!

No matter how good the sale was, we still have more glass to sell! When you start out with approximately 3,000 pieces, it takes a lot of sales to clear the estate. We don't know for sure what the plans are but there could be another sale after Christmas but this time in Redlands!

Keep watching our page--or our website--or our email list--for the latest news on our sales!

Thank all of you for your support!

OK.  Here are the pictures!
11/06/2014

OK. Here are the pictures!

11/06/2014

More preview pictures of the glass sale on this Saturday, November 8th!

As promised, more preview pictures of glass sale on November 8th!  Much of the glass in these pictures (1, 2, and 4) is ...
11/04/2014

As promised, more preview pictures of glass sale on November 8th! Much of the glass in these pictures (1, 2, and 4) is new to the sale!

The glass for the November 8th Sale is now all arranged and priced so we can share pictures with you.  Here are a few of...
11/03/2014

The glass for the November 8th Sale is now all arranged and priced so we can share pictures with you. Here are a few of the preview shots for the sale. More will be posted each day so check back!

The date for the second day of The Glass Estate Sale has been set!  Saturday, November 8th!  Same time, same place!  But...
10/18/2014

The date for the second day of The Glass Estate Sale has been set! Saturday, November 8th! Same time, same place! But what is different is that there will be a 20% discount on the original prices from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The sale will close for 1/2 hour and then reopen at 1:00 p.m. with a 30% discount on remaining glass! The sale closes at 3 p.m. Glass that was not processed at the time of the last sale will be added so you will see new things! Pictures will be posted as we finalize the additions! The resulting donation to the HGM stays the same!

10/12/2014

The Glass Estate Sale yesterday was a success. We sold over $6000 worth of glass for a donation of over $2000 for the museum. We did not sell it all, however! :-) There will be more sales. So if you were unable to attend, you will have other opportunities to participate in the sales of this glass. Attendees for the sale came from Los Angeles and Orange County as well as Palm Desert. It was really worth the drive! So keep an eye on this page so you, too, can participate in this wonderful sale!

HUGE Glass-only Estate Sale on Saturday, October 11th, in Riverside, California.  50-year glass collector collection on ...
10/07/2014

HUGE Glass-only Estate Sale on Saturday, October 11th, in Riverside, California. 50-year glass collector collection on sale. 34% of the proceeds will benefit the Historical Glass Museum. Come and see glass for sale that you only see in books! See attached flyer and some initial pictures! Hundreds and hundres of pieces of collectible glass!

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1157 Orange St
Redlands, CA
92374

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Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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If the photos came through, you will see the original colors (and you can see the deterioration of the paint), a view of the front of the Museum during construction and painting, and a view of the back side of the Museum with the new colors finished. October 2019.
Our visit to the Historical Glass Museum!
Just caught the episode where Huell Howser visited. So Interesting!
Check out this future auction we are preparing for. If you or anyone you know likes Antique Glassware we have some of the best in the country coming up for Auction on June 4th. I will be releasing more details about the in house and live online auction as they become available. We are hoping to have all Glassware pictured and cataloged by the first or end of next week. Spread the word and share it please on FB. Thanks Ron Stricker Auctioneer. For more information or questions please call Ron Stricker at 913-963-3800.
I personal messaged this page about a donation. I don't know if the messages are checked regularly. Please let me know. Thank you.