Wellsburg 200th anniversary of Glass in WV event info -
Charlestown, Va.). This year marks the 200th anniversary of that important
and the birth of an industry that helped define West Virginia in intervening
the more recent Brooke/Crescent site and made a high grade of cut glass
tableware. The firm was sold in 1838. The Museum of American Glass in West
Virginia, located in Weston, is partnering with a number of institutions
across West Virginia to celebrate this historic benchmark. The year long
celebration of the birth of glass making in the Mountain State begins April
6th at the Brooke County Historical Museum and Culture Center at 704 Charles
Street, Wellsburg. The museum has a room devoted to glass made in the
Mr. George Leonard, the great, great, great grandson of Isaac T. Duval was
kind enough to loan us several pieces of Duval glass that are a part of his
collection, along with other family memorabilia which shall be on display,"
said Ruby Greathouse, curator of the Brooke County organization. This offers
an uncommon opportunity for students of West Virginia glass to see examples
of the early ware that descended in the family and have a strong provenance
of Duval manufacture. Dozens of other Wellsburg glass products from many of
the 39 city glass producers are on display as well.
questions about glass history, identification and offer information noted
Dean Six, executive director of the glass museum.
10:00 am on Saturday April 6 and include refreshments, a program and an
opportunity to chat about the cities and states rich glass heritage.
Admission is free.