Our North Gallery is a display that is exemplary of Douglas County’s most memorable and greets Visitors upon entry.
Visiting the Museum directly is the best way to experience the adventure created, but we provide a sample below if you cannot.
Purple Glass Case on the Right of the Door
– Donated by Opal Yeager from Mansfield, with pieces from Gayle Savage’s collection.
– Originally clear, they were placed outside where the sun turned them purple.
– Before 1920, Manganese was used in glass. Heat and light turn the glass purple.
-Manganese glass was collected by the Civilian War Services Corps as part of the scrap drives.
The mineral was needed for manufacturing during WWII.