Own a piece of history....05/09/2018
The Howard County Historical Society is selling a few select pieces of the 127-year-old slate from the historic Seiberling Mansion. The slates were removed from the mansion during the 2017 Save Our Seiberling project and some were set aside for use as commemoratives and collector pieces.
Four-inch slate coasters were created for the society by Hoosier WaterJet, a division of High Performance Alloys in Tipton County, in cooperation with Kokomo Opalescent Glass. Hoosier Water Jet custom-cut each piece from the original slate using their specialized water jet technology. Kokomo Opalescent Glass then etched an image of the Seiberling Mansion into the surface with their glass etching equipment. HCHS Executive Director Dave Broman noted, “Both Hoosier WaterJet and Kokomo Opalescent Glass donated their services to help with the roof project. The coasters look great and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude for sharing their expertise and time.”
A limited number of etched coasters are available for $20 each. Plain (blank) coasters and full slates are available for those who want to design their own. Plain coasters are $15 or 2 for $20 and full-sized uncut slates, just as they came off the roof of the mansion, are $10 each. They can be purchased at the mansion during museum hours (Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm) or at the office in the Elliott Carriage House at 1218 E. Sycamore (Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm). All proceeds support the mission of the historical society and the preservation of Seiberling Mansion.