A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

Legacy explores the lives of five brothers – George, Frank, Edmund, William, and Lucius Ball as they moved their glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie in the 1880s. The film pays particular attention to the wide ¬ranging philanthropic efforts of the family over the past 120 years, including the creation of Ball State University.

The full film is available online at: http://vimeo.com/96710414

The documentary recently won five international Accolade Awards: three awards of excellence for cinematography, lighting, and animation; and two awards of merit for directing and best short documentary.

Funded by the Ball Brothers Foundation in 2013, the documentary is one part of a larger project exploring community development initiatives in Muncie. An additional series about Muncie’s quality of life efforts titled Primacy of Place and a short documentary series about non-¬profit organizations in Delaware County are being produced concurrently. Both series will debut fully in spring 2015.

The Department of Telecommunications is proud to present a documentary about the five Ball Brothers – A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie.  To learn more about the project, please contact Chris Flook at caflook@bsu.edu or visit:http://welovetcom.com/ballbrothers/

 

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Albany Glass Museum

Albany Glass Museum

Indiana Glass Trail

Featuring pressed glass patterns made in Albany IN from 1893-1903. Thanks to Ernest & Sue (Wooters) Coleman, for donating their collection of Albany glass. Come check out this fine collection of glass. Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays 3:30 – 5:30 pm or by appointment.

105 South Broadway
Albany, Indiana
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Catalyst

Catalyst

Catalyst was commissioned for Minnetrista by Virginia B. Ball to honor her husband, Edmund F. Ball. The design represents partnership, giving and stewardship which were important ideals of Mr. Ball. It was also intended to represent a century of giving by the Ball family, their stewardship of the land, and Minnetrista as a catalyst in the community. The sculpture was dedicated in June 2004. The artist is Beverly Stucker Precious of Indianapolis.

The completed sculpture is comprised of 32,000 pounds of limestone, 17,000 pounds of stainless steel and 2,000 pounds of dichroic and plate glass. Forty-four hundred hours went into the fabrication of steel for Catalyst, which is 26 feet in diameter.

Photo courtesy of Judy Austin.

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Built in 1907, originally named Nebosham, this was the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Ball. The home has been beautifully restored and is used for educational programs but is also available for scheduled tours.

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Ed’s Glass & More

Ed’s Glass & More

Indiana Glass Trail

Ed’s Glass & More has the best deals on candles in the area! Also, a large selection of glassware (vases, candle holders, jars, coffe mugs, etc.), cement yard ornaments, holiday and house decorations, silk flowers, and more! Great for wedding planning!

1300 S Batavia Ave, Muncie
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