Madison County Historical Society

The Madison County Historical Society presents "The Jars and Jugs" Exhibit, 2012.  The display is at the History Center, 7 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.  The Exhibit Hall is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The early pioneer glass companies made glass jars.  Jugs were made out of a variety of material.  While a number of these companies only came during the gas boom around 1890, several were here making their products before that time.

This exhibit is a massive display of various items which are too numerous to list here.  A visit to the display is very much encouraged!

Our special "Thank You" to Bill Knepp for putting this collection of cut glass and glass ware together and bringing it to the History Center for you to enjoy.  If you have glass ware and/or cut glass that you would like to have identified, you are invited to bring your piece to the Exhibit Hall and speak to Bill.  He will try to help you with any item you have.


The exhibit is  free to everyone in the community.  It is for you and your family;  that's why we do it!  For more information and/or questions, please call us at (765) 683-0052 during public hours.  Thank you!
To view past exhibits and displays, please click here.

 

Examples of Hemmingray Glass Company located in Muncie, Indiana from 1886-1972.
The Aladdin Lamp and chimney was manufactured in Alexandria, Indiana around 1900.
Leader Glass Works located in Yorktown, Indiana from 1894-1897.
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