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National Glass Museum in Wellington closes temporarily

July 30, 2019

WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — The National Glass Museum in Wellington is temporarily closed after the front of the building collapsed.

The front of the museum and most of the front brick facade collapsed overnight Friday.

KAKE-TV reports the collapse is blamed on heavy rains during the year. The landlord hopes to rebuild and reopen the museum by the end of September.

Pam Meyer, president of the National Depress Glass Association, said the building had been leaning for some time. She said the group plans to stay in Wellington.

The museum displays American-made glassware from the Great Depression era.

None of the museum pieces were damaged.

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