Huell Howser Visits the Redlands Historical Glass Museum
Redlands, CA – Huell Howser, will broadcast his second visit to Redlands Historical Glass Museum this weekend. The host of ‘Visiting with Huell Howser’ is pictured with museum docent Linda Makar, Director Frank Herendeen, volunteer Sandie Green, Gift Shop Manager Barbara Soelter, and volunteer Joe Soelter.
Howser helped celebrate the museum’s 25th anniversary with a visit to the museum. The visit will be rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 6th on KCET-TV.. The museum, located at 1157 N. Orange Street, is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Information https://historicalglassmuseum.com/ 909-793-3333.
Redlands Glass Museum is not a museum made of glass, but it is the only museum west of the Mississippi River limited to displaying glassware made by American glass makers and artists. The Historical Glass Museum exhibits over 7,000 examples of glass pieces found in the home from the 1800s to present times.
There are items from most American makers including Adams, Beatty, Aetna, Anchor Hocking, Atterbury,Heisey, Mckee, Morgantown, Bellaire, Blenko, Bryce, Duncan & Miller, Federal, Fenton, Fostoria, Gillender,Hazel Atlas, Imperial, Jeannette, Viking, Tiffany, and Steuben, to name a few.
On display are nine rooms of glass vases, bowls, cruets, perfume bottles, paperweights, candlesticks, decanters, lamps, stemware, bells, glass hats, plates, cake stands, glass kitchenware, and other glass pieces. Admission to the museum, open to the public since 1985, is by donation.
Nearly all of the glass in the museum has been donated and displayed in one of the museum’s many custom built illuminated display cases.
Special collections include glass from the Liberace estate, a collection of antique automobile bud vases, over 300 vintage glass cruets, 200 perfume bottles, a large collection of Jadite, milk glass, American Brilliant cut glass, Depression Glass, and more.