Monday, May 30, 2011

Back Home To Greentown

My brother, sister and I are back in Greentown for our third year of going through our mother's "stuff".  We are trying to get it done this year but it seems quite overwhelming at times.  I am just here for a week - so it is packing a lot of pretty glass and cool items to take back home to sell on my online stores.

We go to the Subway for lunch most everyday.  It is just down at the center of town and within walking distance of the house.  Greentown is a small town, one of those picture postcard quaint towns where everyone knows everyone.  I would say most families in Greentown have been here for generations. 

On our way to the Subway, we pass the Greentown Glass Museum.  Greentown was home to the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company which operated from 1894 to 1903 when the factory burned and was not rebuilt.  This was where "chocolate" glass was invented by Jacob Rosenthal.  He was also responsible for the formula of the color called Holly Amber aka Golden Agate.       
Just thought I'd post some pictures of the Greentown Glass Museum which is very stunning for our small little town.  Don't you think?  Anyone coming to Greentown, has to go into the museum.  Lots of gorgeous Greentown glass.  The Greentown Glass Festival is held the second weekend of June.  This year it runs from June 10th through the 12th.  The festival includes an antique glass show, dinner for the membership and an auction.  They also have a "dig" at the old factory site for members.  Haven't been able to do the "dig" but it is on my list of things to do!  Maybe next year - as soon as we get our mother's house done.  Oh, hopefully next year!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post! Sounds like a place I need to put on my destination list! Thanks for sharing this!