Muncie, Indiana: Philip Robinson Fruit Jar Museum (Closed)
- Closed - Owner died May 5, 2008.
Fruit Jar Museum: Phil Robinson, collector and owner of the World's Only Fruit Jar Museum, Muncie, Indiana died today. [05/05/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Philip Robinson Fruit Jar Museum
Phil Robinson, 84, died this morning, after closing his Fruit Jar Museum last week. His 4,000 piece collection will be auctioned off and sold on eBay. Read more in Trunkations.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/05/2008]
The Muncie Jar Man is alive and well. He has a nice little museum although there is no A/C. He's very pleasant and knowledgeable. He's keeping the museum since the city decided not to buy it, and he's putting it up for sale again. There is a lot of great and unusual stuff.[Joyce Richardson, 09/09/2006]
The World's Largest Fruit Jar Museum, located in Muncie, Indiana, has closed after a failed attempt to maintain insurance coverage. After 14 years of operation, owner and collector Philip Robinson shut down on August 5, 2002.... [08/25/2002] Complete News Story
Philip Robinson Fruit Jar Museum
World's Largest Jar Museum - fruit jars, jelly jars, kerosene cans, go-withs, insulators. Museum has over a thousand jars of assorted colors, shapes, and sizes. The museum is located in the garage next door to the house. According to the owner. It was closed temporarly due to zoning violations. Three bids of over $300K have been offered for the whole collection. One city offered $125K to purchase and relocate the museum. The tourism commission purchased it for $5.00.[Brian Cunningham, 07/15/2001]
July 2004: The museum is open again, with all required permits and insurance. August 2002: The museum was closed due to lack of insurance. Philip Robinson is negotiating with the city of Muncie to sell them the collection.