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The Roots of Toledo Glass: 1818 - 1920

The Roots of Toledo Glass: 1818 - 1920

The Libbey House
2008 Scottwood Ave
Toledo, OH 43620

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 7 p.m.

All spring lectures to take place in the Libbey House.  A reception will start at 6 p.m., and lectures at 7 p.m.

Presentation by Julie McMaster, archivist, Toledo Museum of Art.

The Libbey House Foundation, in collaboration with the Arts Commission, is sponsoring a lecture series throughout 2022 that will highlight the rich history that has made Toledo the Glass Capital of the World.  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 scheduled throughout 2022 and will be held at the former home of Edward Drummond Libbey in Toledo’s Historic Old West End, as well as at other venues. 

The cost of the lectures is $10 each, 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. 

All Spring Lecture Series are listed below:

Thursday, April 21—”The Roots of Libbey Glass: 1818 to 1920,” by Julie McMaster, archivist, Toledo Museum of Art

Thursday, April 28
“Michael Owens and the Automatic Bottle Machine: 1900 to 1940,” by Barbara Floyd, author of The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry That Made It

Thursday, May 5“Flat Glass: Libbey-Owens-Ford, Pilkington, and NSG,” by Kyle Sword, Manager of Business Development, Architectural Glass North America, NSG Group

Thursday, May 12“Glass That Can Be Anything: Owens Corning and the Story of Fiberglas,” by Joe Wagner, director of marketing, Owens-Corning


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