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Cranberry Glass Collection

This display of cranberry glass is from Warrens cranberry growers Clinton and Ellen Potter. They amassed a collection of 1,500 pieces of cranberry glass over the course of their 53-year marriage. These include pieces from well-known makers like Fenton, Rossi and Pilgrim, but they also have pieces by Hobbs, Moser, Moholt, Cambridge, Union Glass and Northwood Glass companies. Some of their glass is even from England, Austria, Germany, Bohemia and Czechoslovakia.

After both individuals passed away, their children – Peggy Anderson, Jack Potter and Becky Hayes – began discussing how to disperse their parents’ vast collection.

The family decided to keep some of their favorite pieces, but the majority of the collection was ultimately chosen to be donated here at the Cranberry Discovery Center in downtown Warrens, Wisconsin. Some of the glass is showcased in the center’s Exhibit Hall, but most of the collection is for sale in the center.

Thanks to the donations of the Potter family, the sales from the cranberry glass collection are used to help raise funds for the non-profit museum and the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center’s mission to educate visitors about Wisconsin’s cranberry growing heritage.