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Vase like those in Gift Shop

OHIO GLASS MUSEUM WELCOMES VISITORS 

The Ohio Glass Museum, at 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, is currently open for tours by Appointment Only by calling 740-687-0101.  Please allow 2 days notice.  A docent will be present to get you started and answer any questions.  The OGM Gift Shop will also be open from 12pm to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and for museum tour visitors.  The museum has launched a new program for self-guided tours. Kiosks are programmed with information about exhibits and museum history. 

OGM's Glass Blowing Demonstrations are being held virtually in the auditorium. At this time, Glass Blowing Classes in the Hot Glass Studio may resume at a later date. 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.  Masks will be required in the museum and gift shop. We also have hand sanitizing stations available.  We are sanitizing touched surfaces between tours.”  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.


 

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New Exhibition

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OUR MISSION AT THE OHIO GLASS MUSEUM

The mission of Ohio Glass Museum is to enrich, educate and serve the artistic and cultural needs of the public concerning the history of Glass Manufacturing with emphasis on the State of Ohio and Fairfield County.

The Glass Arts are a learning experience for all ages.  Kids learn from what they see and grown-ups like to look back and reflect on what they have seen.  This process continues with many new talented and innovative artists entering the field every day.

Our museum provides interesting exhibitions, a library for research, and doing live demonstration to further educate our visitors, members and volunteers.

We invite outside glass blowers and artists using other forms of glass making to further the educational experience that we provide in our museum.

Our coming exhibition in the Ohio Glass Museum's Gallery is...La-Di-Da...a journey in glass from functional to fanciful.  We are currently taking out the items used in the Trains, Planes and Automobiles and A Tribute To Federal Glass Company exhibition which has ended.  We wish to thank all who provided glass or other items for our displays. Thanks also to the many visitors who managed to come see the exhibition under unusual circumstances.  Were it not for our docents, we could not make each visitor’s visit an enlightening experience.  We appreciate all the many volunteers who have kept the museum open for the past fifteen years by the hours they provide year after year.  We will be celebrating our 15th birthday later this year!

During the first two weeks of March, we will be refreshing our cabinets and setting out the new glass items and literatures that contribute to their identity for being selected to be on display.

Spring is less than a month away at this moment!  What a wonderful time to visit our Historic Downtown Lancaster and the other three museums which are within blocks of Ohio Glass Museum.

We look forward to seeing you for the first time, or returning again to see what we have to offer in the newest exhibition of glass.

The Ohio Glass Museum’s Gift Shop is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The Museum will be open by Reservation Only for the time being.  We are located at                124 W. Main Street in Lancaster, Ohio.  Call 740.687.0101 and leave your name and contact number for special requests or additional information.

La-Di-Da...a journey in glass from functional to fanciful will open March 12, 2021 and continue thru August 29, 2021.

 

OHIO GLASS MUSEUM & Glass Blowing Studio

 

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.

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

NEW MUSEUM HOURS:

2021 Hours

Jan-Feb: Tuesday - Saturday by appointment.  Closed on Sundays and Mondays.  Call 740-687-0101 to make arrangements.  Leave name, contact number and when you would like to visit.  Please allow two days advanced notice.

Mar-Nov: To be announced -  Closed on Mondays.

GIFT SHOP HOURS:

REGULAR GIFT SHOP HOURS:

Nov-Feb: Tuesday - Friday 12-4 pm, and Saturdays 12-4 pm

Mar-Oct: Tuesday - Friday 12-4 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 pm

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Glassblowing Demos - Demos are available in the auditorium via live streaming at 2pm and 3pm 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.


 

 

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 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., 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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