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OHIO GLASS MUSEUM WELCOMES VISITORS 

The Ohio Glass Museum, at 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, is currently open for tours Tuesday through Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. The OGM Gift Shop will also be open from 12pm to 4pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The museum will launch a new program for self-guided tours. Kiosks are programmed with information about exhibits and museum history. With the museum reopening June 23, 2020, visitors will be able to view our newest exhibits, “A Tribute to Federal Glass” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”  This is a unique collection of glass items as well as the history for how glass was used in each of these modes of transportation.  

The museum has suspended glass blowing demonstrations at this time. Glass blowing classes in the Hot Glass Studio will likely resume later this summer or early fall. Mike Shook, Museum Board President, assures our visitors, “social distancing will be observed.  And we will exercise precautions and make every effort to comply with local, state and federal guidelines. We value the safety of our visitors and volunteers, so masks will be required in the museum and gift shop. We will also have hand sanitizing stations.  We will sanitize touched surfaces between tours.”  We value the safety of our visitors and volunteers.  Please follow the Ohio Glass Museum’s Facebook page and visit our website www.ohioglassmuseum.org for updates.

Donations and memberships can always be made online at www.ohioglassmuseum.org, or by mail to Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130.  We urge you to make special donations at this time.  We depend on regular income to keep our doors open.  Lancaster museums offer something for all ages, and we want to remain among them to keep our individual histories and programs available for all.

If you have any questions or concerns, we can be reached at museum@ohioglassmuseum.org, or at 740-687-0101.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at OHIO GLASS MUSEUM.


 

Current Exhibition

Cobalt Glass new exhibit

TRAINS, PLANES AND AUTOMOBILES AND

A TRIBUTE TO FEDERAL GLASS COMPANY

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 about during this exhibition.  We are also including displays on Columbus based 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.  

 

 

Hours / (740)687-0101

Marbles

GLASS BLOWING CLASSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

Marble training sessions cancelled until further notice.

Gift Shop - CLOSED until June 23, 2020. 

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

MUSEUM HOURS

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.

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Glassblowing Demos - not available at the present time.

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.

Register Online
Flameworking

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.

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Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
Fairfield County Foundation
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