Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum


Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

Have you heard about the Laguerta Home of Vintage Glasses Museum?  Located at Punta Taytay, Sum-ag, Bacolod, Negros Occidental, the vintage glass museum has been one of the places that every traveler should not miss. Aside from the fact that the province is gifted with beautiful places to visit, this glass museum is indeed one of a kind. But what can you see in this place? What collection do they have for you?

With about 2,000 collections on a display of depression glasses, they have a collection starting from decanters, decorative objects, dinnerware, commemorative plates, and Victorian lamps. Thus, the design and aesthetic vibes this collection holds is indeed a sight to behold. This collection was gathered by Tomas Claridad Casiano, a very well-known floral designer from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. It took him a total of twenty years to complete about 90% of the collection.

Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

What are Depression Glasses

Depression Glasses are colored, or clear translucent glassware made by machine and was distributed at a little cost or even for free in Canada and the United States in the time of great depression.

Many depression glasses are uranium glasses. During the time of great depression, many food companies like Quaker Oats bundled a piece of glassware in their packaging as an incentive to their buyers. Other businesses like grocery stores, gasoline stations, and even theaters also give away pieces to their patrons.

Many depression glasses come in the clear (crystal), pink, green, pale blue, and amber. Other colors include ultramarine, yellow (canary), delphite (opaque pale blue), jadeite (opaque pale green), cobalt blue, amethyst, red (ruby and royal ruby), black, monax, and white (milk glass).

Since the 1960s depression glasses became very popular collectible items.

Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

Additional items to spot in this museum are the ones created from 1904 up to 1940 during the depression years in the United States. These come in varying colors such as amber, aquamarine, cobalt, and fire, cobalt blue, delphite, green, yellow, pink, and red. Casiano, a 66-year old, who is also known as Tomiko by his clients, contains one with color and another transparent glass. Nowadays, he shared that this kind of glass cannot anymore be reproduced.

The exquisite beauty that this place holds merely is unique and unusual. If you are interested in going here, it is better to call first and set an appointment. As you set your appointment, be sure to prepare yourself for an amazing aesthetic experience. I got to experience one of the most fantastic day trips I have ever had in the province of Negros Occidental. The vintage vibes of the place will make you feel that as if you are back in the Victorian era. So much so that you will think that you are transported in different dimensions.

I wanted to write a much detailed post about the beauty of the place, but I think that no words could give justice to the overall aesthetic beauty of the site. Indeed, this place may hold a special place in your heart as your eyes catch a glimpse of it. Set your schedule now and spend a day in this place, learn about the significant history of the area, and fall in love with all the collections here and the overall museum in general.

Top Photo: with my former college students attended a wedding for another student whose reception was held at the Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum.


Other Things to do at La Guerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

While the owner, Tomas Casiano is a very private person, there are moments that he allows some events to be held in his area. I am not sure if he is open to everyone, but perhaps it would be best to call him personally on the number below.

Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

How to Get to La Guerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum

From Bacolod City proper, take the jeepney bound for Punta Taytay, ask the driver to drop you at Munsterific Sum-ag Branch (just along the highway). From that place just ask how to get to the museum as it is just a few meters away from the highway.

You need to get an appointment should you wish to visit the museum. You can call the number below.

Address: 5 Lopez Jaena St, Brgy, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental
Phone: (034) 444 1140


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