Toledo tile club
Founded in the early 1890s in Toledo, Ohio, and led by George Washington Stevens, the group was dedicated to establishing an art museum in Toledo. They felt the need for a place for exhibitions like people were able to see in other big cities such as New York and Boston. They were successful, with one of the key facilitators being Edward Drummond Libbey of the Libbey Glass Company, who provided substantial funding. Recognizing the leadership of Stevens, who served as Museum Director for 23 years, museum personnel published a biography of him: 'George W. Stevens' in the "Museum News", Spring, 1966. The author was Blake-More Godwin. Source: Edward Bentley, Fine Art Researcher, Lansing, Michigan.