In 1887, the Ball Family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brother Glass Company became one of America’s best known manufacturers of canning jars.
Minnetrista, “a gathering place by the water,” takes its name from the original F.C. Ball home that once stood at the location of Minnetrista’s Center Building. The name now applies to our entire community, as Minnetrista keeps this name alive through programming, workshops and exhibits creating a gathering place for all. Tours of the G.A. Ball home, Oakhurst, the E.B. Bertha Ball Home are available daily thru Minnetrista.
The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, generously funded by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation established by Marilyn and Eugene Glick, was built to support and promote the practice of the contemporary glass arts at Ball State University and in the East Central Indiana Region. The center’s studio spaces, equipment, faculty and staff support a broad-based and dynamic undergraduate and graduate curriculum in contemporary glass as well as community outreach and education about the glass arts. General visitors are welcome and encouraged to come into the Front Atrium. Artists are often working in the hot shop and visitors can observe them through the viewing window or examine the glass artworks on display in the cases.
“Don’t Miss a Moment in Muncie/Delaware County” for interesting glass history and displays…