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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, Ohio is currently open for daily tours Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.  Holiday hours may very.  Group tours can be arranged by calling 740-687-0101.  Please allow 2 days notice when possible.  A docent will be present to get you started and answer any questions while touring.  The OGM Gift Shop will also be open from 12pm to 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday, 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.  Glass Blowing Classes in the Hot Glass Studio are currently available .  Masks are currently not required in the museum and gift shop. 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 donations and grants 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.  Please leave your name, contact number, and reason for call, and we will return your call at our first opportunity.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at OHIO GLASS MUSEUM & Glass Blowing Studio.


 

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New Exhibition

Museum at night view

 

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 will continue thru February 27, 2022.  

OHIO GLASS MUSEUM & Glass Blowing Studio

GLASS TOWN COUNTDOWN ORNAMENTS AT OHIO GLASS MUSEUM

Have you made your ornament for the glass globe that will rise on 2021 New Year’s Eve in Historic Downtown Lancaster, Ohio?  There is still time.  Go online at www.ohioglassmuseum.org/glass-blowing.php and sign-up today to be able to participate in this yearly event.  You can also make an appointment by calling 740-687-0101 to make a new one.  Don’t have time to make an ornament?  Just stop in the OGM Gift Shop to purchase an ornament to be attached to the globe.

For your convenience, the OGM Gift Shop is open, Tuesday thru Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm where you can buy a new pumpkin, glass turkey, or new vase for Thanksgiving.  These all make great gifts for others on your gift list.

Gift Certificates are always a great choice for gift giving in a variety of amounts for memberships, purchasing ornaments, vases, hearts, and other great selections. 

Now's the time to get your ornament on this orb for the 2021 New Year's Eve celebrations.

Ohio Glass Museum & Glass Blowing Studio is located at 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio

Phone / (740)687-0101

Marbles

 

GLASS BLOWING CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Flameworking Classes - Watch for classes to resumeearly in 2022.

Marble training sessions will be announced in March for the 2022 sessions.

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

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP 2021 & 2022

CLOSED - NOVEMBER 24 & 25

               - DECEMBER 24, 25,26 ,27 and 31

               - JANUARY 1, 2, 3, and all Sundays 2022

 

MUSEUM HOURS 2021:

Tuesday thru Sunday from 12pm to 4pm -  Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

MUSEUM HOURS 2022:

January thru March - Tuesday thru Saturday from 12pm to 4pm - Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

GIFT SHOP HOURS 2022:

January thru March - Tuesday - Saturday 12pm-4 pm - Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

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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 - Postponed do to Covid-19 until later in 2021.

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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