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Ohio Glass Museum Announces New Exhibit Honoring 200 Years of Libbey


Lancaster, OHIO – The Ohio Glass Museum is excited to announce their upcoming exhibit, 200 Years of Libbey. This exhibit will showcase the expansive collections and fascinating innovations by Libbey, Inc., over the last 200 years.

The exhibit will kick off with a grand opening gala at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 at the museum, located at 124 W. Main Street in Lancaster, Ohio.

“The rich glass history that Libbey, Inc., embodies is a story we are thrilled to share with the community,” said Mike Shook, museum president. “They’ve been at the frontline of glass innovation since the late 1800s and have rapidly expanded their brand to the point that many of us have probably seen or owned a Libbey collection. We hope our patrons enjoy the ride as we take them on a journey through the last 200 years of Libbey.”

On Saturday, Sept. 18, the museum will host “Mimosas at the Museum” with Robert Zollweg, author of 200 Years of Glass: A History of Libbey Glass. The event will start at 10 a.m. with pastries, mimosas, coffee and tea for attendees to enjoy, while Zollweg brings to life the interesting path Libbey took over the years. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase an autographed book.

Mimosas at the Museum tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at the door.

About 200 Years of Libbey

Libbey, Inc., which traces back to 1818, has called Toledo home for more than 130 years, ever since Edward Drummond Libbey moved the company there in 1888. Libbey has been a pioneer of innovation and design in the glass industry, which will be showcased in this exhibit. You will see some of the beautiful, hand-crafted cut glass from the 1800s, breathtaking designs by Arthur Douglas Nash between 1931 and 1935, bottles from Owens Bottle Machine Company, a company the Libbey Group formed in 1903, and trend setting patterns from designer Freda Diamond and more recently Robert Zollweg.

About Robert Zollweg

Robert Zollweg, product designer and author, dedicated more than 40 years to Libbey. Currently, Robert is chairman of the board and president of the Libbey House in Toledo, Ohio. He is a well-respected product designer and innovator in the glass industry around the world. His knowledge and passion for the glass industry comes through in the detail provided in the book he authored, 200 Years of Glass: A History of Libbey Glass.