Dolly Parton Knows Our Name: Museum of Glass Hot Shop Vase Presented at Imagination Library of Washington Celebration

Dolly Parton in conversation with Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdal at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater, with a Museum of Glass Hot Shop twist vase, “lemonade” version, on the table between them. Image courtesy of KOUW.

On August 16, Museum of Glass was honored to see one of our Made at the Museum twist vases, hand-blown by the Hot Shop Team, presented to the ever-inspiring Dolly Parton at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater. Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck presented the twist vase, filled with fresh flowers from Seattle’s Pike Place Public Market, to Ms. Parton as a gift to honor her visit to the city to celebrate the statewide success of the Imagination Library of Washington.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children each month from birth to age five to encourage literacy. Since Ms. Parton founded the program in 1995, more than 2 million books have been distributed to children worldwide. In Washington State, the program has expanded statewide, with the mission to foster a love of reading among young learners by ensuring equitable access to free monthly books mailed directly to their homes. 

Museum of Glass sends a big thank you to Ms. Parton for her generous work to promote a love of books, learning, and imagination for Washington children. We are grateful for the ways in which this work ignites creativity and fuels discovery to enrich the lives of future creatives worldwide, and we are thrilled to have been a small part of Ms. Parton’s visit to Tacoma.

Click here to learn more about the celebration and watch the event recording from KOUW.

Community, NewsBryn Cavin