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Current status March 17, 2020

of Ohio Glass Museum 

After much deliberation, we have concluded the Ohio Glass Museum, Hot Glass Studio and Gift Shop will close effective immediately. It is in the best interest of our Museum membership, visitors, our docents, volunteers and staff. The Museum will remain closed for 3 weeks. We will review the state of the coronavirus threat based on local, state and federal government guidance on or before April 6th to determine if we should re-open or extend our closure.

If you have had a class scheduled during our recent studio repair, or in the upcoming weeks, we will notify you when we resume our classes. You can then choose to reschedule to a new date. While refunds are not our typical policy, you may receive a refund during this time. If you cannot reschedule your class, please kindly consider donating your class fees back to our small non-profit organization to help us through these uncertain times.

Mother's Day Gift Certificates available.  Go to Gift Shop and choose Gift Certificate.

If you have any questions or concerns, we can be reached at museum@ohioglassmuseum.org

Thank you, stay well.



Current Exhibition

Cobalt Glass new exhibit



The trains, planes and automobile displays will include the many ways glass has been used on these mobile modes of transportation.  An interesting fact during our research found, that for high speed trains the front windshields that are 1.5” thick could withstand being struck by an object at speeds up to 205 mph.  Many objects have been gathered to view and educate our visitors during this exhibition.  We are also including displays on Federal Glass Company to fill up our Gallery.  Federal designed 15 patterns of glass during the Depression Era.  We will feature examples of the Madrid pattern and others during this exhibition.  Federal developed the Sheer Rim that was a thinner lip for drinking glasses.  Many of their glass items are popular with glass collectors.  The Federal Glass Company closed its doors in 1979.

The sponsor for this exhibition is Anchor Hocking. This is an excellant time to learn more about Ohio's glass history.  

March 24, 2020 is one of many days we will all remember as we continue to keep ourselves at a distance to one another.  Like all our local museums, we want to keep a safe environment for those who will, or would like to visit. We will look forward to seeing you in the not to distant future.  As soon as our state government clears us to open our doors, we will wait patiently for you to return to see what's new in our gift shop.  If you have any ideas on what you would like to see in the OGM Gift Shop, please send us an email and we will get back to you.  A special glass item for an upcoming wedding, anniversary or other event may be available if we have enough leadtime and ability to prepare.

Stay tuned and stay safe.  We're all in this together.

Hours / (740)687-0101



Flameworking Classes - All classes cancelled until further notice.  Watch for further updates.

Marble training sessions cancelled until further notice.

Gift Shop - CLOSED until further notice. 


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


Nov-Feb: Tuesday - Saturday 1-4 pm and by appointment.  Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Mar-Oct: Tuesday - Sunday 1-4 pm and by appointment. Closed on Mondays.


Glassblowing Demos - 2:00 and 3:00 PM DAILY during museum hours.

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.




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.

Register Online

Flameworking Classes

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.

Membership Information

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

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., Monday - 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.

Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
Fairfield County Foundation
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PNC Foundation