Museum News 2003

By The Marble Museum

Dr Herbert Kuhnert Collection

The Marble Museum was fortunate to receive an early collection of German letters, photographs, and artifacts concerning German marble research. Roger Miller originally did the research in the 1960s. This collection includes an original 100-page manuscript about the history of Elias Greiner Vetters Shon written by DR Herbert Kuhnert, the son of the founder of Kuhnert Glasshutte.

Photograph from the Kuhnert Collection

The Vitro Agate Company Collection

The Marble Museum has received the surviving Vitro Agate Company archives donated by The Dolton Family. The collection includes over 100 historical company photographs, marble machine blueprints, 100s of letters and artifacts that give a rare look into the most successful and oldest American marble company.

Glass Art and Marble Art

The Marble Museum still has a large focus on collecting contemporary glass art orbs and marbles, hand painted contemporary china marbles, contemporary marble memorabilia, and marble subject paintings. We would like to thank the dozens of artists and collectors that have contributed to our museum project. Thank You!

(1-1/2″ Hand Painted China Marble)
Donated by Gregg Pessman

Photograph Restoration Projects

As of 2003, we have been able to restore dozens of historical National Marbles Tournament photographs. We are restoring the Elias Greiner and Kuhnert Glasshutte photographs. Negatives and new enlarged prints are made of each picture to preserve the history and intrigue of times gone by.


The National Marble Museum’s newsletter for 2003 continues to offer the best newsletter for the marble collector. Filled with informative new articles, information and pictures which can be found no where else.

The organization has received permission to reprint the American Dialect Society’s two articles on marble “words”. The articles are a treasure of information collected in the 1950s. You will have fun reading “The Vocabulary of Marble Playing” by Kelsie B. Harder and “More Marble Words” by Josiah H. Combs.