Libbey House Announces International Year of Glass Lecture Series: Toledo—The Glass City, 1888 to 2022
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 series is grouped into three themes: The Roots of Toledo Glass, Toledo Glass Innovation, and Toledo Glass and American Aesthetics.
The Roots of Toledo Glass
Michael Owens and the Automatic Bottle Machine: 1900 to 1940
Lecture by Barbara Floyd, author of The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry That Made It
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 lectures will begin with a reception at 6p.m. and lecture at 7 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.
Topics and details on the fall lectures will be forthcoming. Please check the Libbey House website for updates to schedule, including the date, place, and times for the fall lectures that will begin in September.