Muncie/Delaware County

Muncie, Indiana (in Delaware County) has a rich history of glass, starting with the Ball Brothers whose “Ball Canning Jars” became a household name. Minnetrista has historical Ball Jars in their heritage collection.

The Glick Center for Glass at Ball State offers glass curriculum for students, 3 glass furnaces, glass blowing, cold shop, and studios.

Albany Glass Museum opened in 2018, housing pressed glass patterns from 1893-1903.

Muncie is also home to the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club Annual Convention, an organization of people interested in collecting and learning about fruit jars and bottles.

Check out Muncie Visitors Bureau’s website to learn more about these glass attractions, as well as places to stay, local restaurants, and other things to do!

Locations of Interest in Delaware County:

  • Albany Glass Museum
  • Jarden House Brands
  • Lids mfg in Daleville/licensee for Ball and Kerr glass jars
  • Minnetrista Gathering Place – Muncie
  • Catalyst sculpture by Beverly Stucker Precious – Minnetrista Cultural Center
  • Ball family estates – Muncie
  • Jar collectors – Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club
  • Ball State University – college classes – Muncie
  • Glick Glass Center, Ball State University – Muncie
  • Ball State University Museum of Art
  • First Symphony sculpture by Stephen Knapp – Ball State Music Instruction Building
  • Sursa Hall – BSU Sculpture
  • Ball Plant – Batch Tower – Muncie
  • Sonata by Christopher Ries – Kennedy Library, Muncie
  • Schaefer Glass Collection –Muncie (private collection)
  • Five Points Fountains
  • Memorial Drive – “Avenue of Glass”
  • Yorktown plant sites – historic marker – Yorktown
  • St. Frances Church – Muncie
  • Insulator Plant in Muncie
    Brent Cole
    Jennifer Halvorson
    Justin Kern