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Ohio Glass Museum Receives Funding from Fairfield County Foundation

The Fairfield County Foundation recently approved a grant from the Wendel Family Fund to benefit the Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main Street, in downtown Lancaster.

The grant will help cover the costs of replacing two aging air conditioning units. The non-profit organization relies heavily on the generosity of the community and on funding sources like the Fairfield County Foundation.

“It truly is a community-wide effort to sustain this museum that archives and promotes the important role the glass industry has played in the history of Lancaster and Fairfield County,“ said Michael Shook, Ohio Glass Museum Board President. “The Ohio Glass Museum Board, staff, and volunteers are not only grateful, but acknowledge we are reliant on grants such as the Wendel Family Fund to continue our operation.”

The Ohio Glass Museum was incorporated in 2002, and major construction on the building began in 2004.  The Museum was established to reflect the importance of the glassmaking industry in southeastern Ohio. Fairfield County has been home to numerous glass companies over the years and the wonders of glass are kept alive at the museum through classes, permanent exhibits, featured exhibits, demonstrations, and a museum gift store.

The Ohio Glass Museum is currentlyopen for daily tours Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Information about classes and demonstrations, as well as current exhibits, can be found at www.ohioglassmusum.org.

 

 

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New Exhibition

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Celebrating Over 200 Years of Libbey Glass - 1818 -2021

This exhibition showcases the expansive collections and fascinating innovations by Libbey, Inc., over the last 203 years. Libbey, Inc., which traces back to 1818, has called Toledo home for more than 130 years, ever since Edward Drummond Libbey moved the company to Toledo in 1888, Libbey has been a pioneer of innovation and design in the glass industry, which is showcased in this exhibit. You will see some of the beautiful, hand-crafted cut glass from the 1800s, breathtaking designs by Arthur Douglas Nash between 1931 and 1935, bottles from Owens Bottle Machine Company, a company the Libbey Group formed in 1903, and trend setting patterns from designer Freda Diamond and more recently Robert Zollweg.

"The rich glass history that Libbey, Inc., embodies is a story we are thrilled to share with the community," said Mike Shook, museum president.  "They’ve been at the frontline of glass innovation since the late 1800s and have rapidly expanded their brand since their beginning."

This exhibition has been extended through August 28, 2022.  


 

FATHER'S DAY IS JUNE 19, 2022

Honor a FATHER by purchasing a glass ornament created at the Ohio Glass Museum and including it in the New Year's Eve Glass Town Countdown.  Stop in the OGM Gift Shop, purchase online, or create your own!  You will receive a card explaining your unique gift, and the ornament will be attached to the globe that rises above Lancaster on December 31, 2022. 

 

LARGE SELECTIONS AVAILABLE IN OHIO GLASS MUSEUM'S GIFT SHOP OPEN 12 TO 4, TUESDAY - SUNDAY - CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS

 

 

Phone / (740)687-0101

Marbles

 

GLASS BLOWING CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR 2022

Flameworking Classes - Watch for classes to resume in 2022.

Marble training sessions will begin Saturday, March 19 for the 2022 season.  Training is from 10am to Noon.

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Ohio Glass Museum is located at 124 W Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130

MUSEUM HOURS 2022:

Tuesday thru Sunday - 12pm to 4pm - Closed Mondays and Holidays

CLOSED MOTHER'S DAY - MAY 8TH

GIFT SHOP HOURS 2022:

Tuesday thru Sunday - 12pm-4 pm - Closed Mondays and Holidays

CLOSED MOTHER'S DAY - MAY 8TH

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Glassblowing Demos - Live glassblowing demos are performed at 2pm and 3pm each day.  Recorded demos from our Glass Studio are also available each day.

We are closed on these holidays: New Years Eve and Day, Good Friday and Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day. 

Please call ahead 740-687-0101 when traveling due to unforeseen changes in museum hours and demos due to studio downtime, glass artists availability, and weather conditions.

LEVEL 1 Snow Emergency - (Check before visiting); LEVEL 2 (Check before visiting); LEVEL 3 (OGM will be closed)  We will attempt to contact you if you have scheduled a class.


 

 

Classes

Creating a Bowl

Glass Blowing Studio   

Glass Blowing Classes are offered for Individuals or Groups by appointment. Classes are taught by Theresa Sharp. You can now register online. One Day Classes: Blown Glass Ornaments, Glass Witch Balls, Glass Pumpkin, Pulled Glass Flower, Glass Paperweight, Glass Heart Paperweight.

 

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Flameworking

Flameworking Classes - Postponed do to Covid-19 until later in 2022.

Sign-up for Flameworking Classes with glass artist, Theresa Sharp, ages 14 and up. All participants will be required to sign a release of liability form. All glass beads will need to anneal slowly overnight and will be ready for pick up the next day OGM is open. No experience is necessary for any of the classes, Group or Personal.

More Information

Our Organization

Membership Information

Choice of General Membership or Special Membership to support the Ohio Glass Museum.

Members enjoy free admission and other benefits.

Ohio Glass Museum is a 501(c)(3) Organization.

Click here for membership brochure to join or renew or renew online.

Membership Information

We had 6 membership categories: Senior 55+, Individual, Family, Patron, Sustainer, and Benefactor.

Members enjoy free admission and other benefits

Plan Your Trip

The Ohio Glass Museum is located in Lancaster, Ohio's downtown historic district (map). OGM is within walking distance of The Georgian Museum, Sherman House Museum, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and the Zane Square Park. After visiting the museum, be sure to stop by our gift shop and checkout are changing displays of OGM's glass blown and flameworked (beading) in-house.  Other bakeware and art glass items are always available for purchase during operating hours: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday and on weekends during museum hours.

Additional Fairfield County maps and information about downtown Lancaster's stores, restaurants, and lodging are available at the Fairfield County Visitor and Convention Bureau (www.visitfairfieldco.org.) located at 158 W. Wheeling Street, Lancaster, OH.

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