Mount Pleasant Glass Museum
S. Joy Lewis December 2013
On November 17 your innkeepers attended the grand opening of the newly incorporated and nonprofit Mount Pleasant Glass Museum, at its permanent location at 402 E. Main St., Suite 600, Mt. Pleasant Township. The museum is advertised as having nearly 600 pieces of glass. There are display cases of examples of the wares produced locally by Bryce Brothers Glass, Lenox Crystal and L. E. Smith Glass, in the museum portion of the shop. In the O'Rourke Crystal and Antique Glass shop's portion of the space, there are shelves and shelves of glassware priced for sale, much of it the world's finest cut lead crystal, American brilliant. As a long term aficionado of brilliant cut lead crystal, this is one of the largest and most diverse collections I have ever seen.
Left - Bryce Brothers glassware, 1900 to 1960's
Right - Locally produced black glass from the 1930's
Below - L. E. Smith glass, 1940's through 1960's, including their ubiquitous bittersweet vase, top shelf, right case.
American Brilliant, 1896 - 1916 and other fine old glass available for sale.