Watson Glass Float Fundraiser for NLCHM

In May 2023 the James L. Watson Glass Fishing Float Foundation donated the remaining pieces from Jim’s personal collection to North Lincoln County Historical Museum (NLCHM). Jim had a long-standing relationship with NLCHM, and always hoped his collection would one day be in a museum. We are proud to be able to display his most amazing and valuable pieces available for people of all ages to appreciate and learn from for years to come.

At the time of donation, it was agreed with the Foundation that a portion of the glass floats would be made available for sale, as a fundraiser for the museum, assuring that Jim’s collection would have a permanent home. After careful review, selection, and appraisal, we are making a portion of these floats available for purchase. All proceeds will go toward continuing Jim’s legacy within our walls by supporting our operational expenses, and continuing NLCHM’s mission of providing the public with an educational resource dedicated to the preservation of North Lincoln County History.

This will be the first of many Watson Float Fundraisers. Come out to see what we have for you, and learn how to find out about future releases of rare glass fishing floats!

All items will be first-come, first-serve. All floats in the photo will be included, as well as additional rolling pins, balls, sausages, and variations of all sizes. There will be a wide range of values available to give all levels of collector a chance to purchase a glass float from the esteemed Watson Collection.