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 Toledo Glass | Innovation that Changed the World Lecture by Barbara Floyd

Toledo Glass | Innovation that Changed the World Lecture by Barbara Floyd

The Libbey House
2008 Scottwood Ave
Toledo, OH 43620

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.

Toledo Glass: Innovation that Changed the World
Lecture by Barbara Floyd, Professor Emerita, the University of Toledo and author of “The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry That Built It”

All lectures will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and lecture at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor parlor of the Libbey House, located in Toledo’s Historic Old West End at 2008 Scottwood.  Accessible parking for those requiring it is available at the rear of the house off Woodruff, and an accessible ramp to the front of the house is located adjacent to the parking.

The Libbey House Foundation is sponsoring a lecture series throughout 2022 that will highlight the rich history that has made Toledo “The Glass City.”  The lectures are part of a world-wide celebration of the International Year of Glass, as designated by the United Nations.

Each of the planned lectures will focus on a different aspect of glass in Toledo.  The lectures will be held at the former home of Edward Drummond Libbey, the city’s only National Historic Landmark, as well as at other venues.

Speakers will include historians, glass industry executives, researchers, curators, and collectors.  The series will focus on Toledo’s unique role in fostering the development of both industrial glass and art glass.

The cost is of each lecture is $10, which includes a wine and cheese reception.  Proceeds will go to the Libbey House Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey house in Toledo’s Historic Old West End. Space is limited to the first 50 people. Sign up soon to reserve your place.

All Spring Lecture Series are listed below:

Thursday, September 15 | “Toledo Glass: Innovation that Changed the World” by Barbara Floyd, author of The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry That Made It

Thursday, September 22 | "
Glass Architecture of the World" by Jen Maigret, University of Michigan

Thursday, September 29 | "Solar Energy in Toledo" by Frank Calzonetti from University of Toledo

Thursday, October 6 | "Libbey & America's Table: Designs that Shaped our Lives" by Robert Zollweg

Thursday, October 13 | "The Studio Glass Movement: Born in Toledo" by Diane Wright from Toledo Museum of Art

Thursday, October 20 | "Connecting Glass to our World" by Alli Hoag from Bowling Green State University

Thursday, October 28 | "The Glass Pavilion & TMA" by Adam Levine from Toledo Museum of Art.


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