Ohio Glass Museum
124 West Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130 - United States
The Ohio Glass Museum was incorporated in 2002, and major construction began in 2004. The Museum was established to reflect the importance of the glass making industry in the history of Lancaster and Fairfield County, home to numerous glass companies over many years. Abundant supplies of natural gas and sandstone in the area made it a logical choice for the establishment of the glass making industry. In 2003 the Ohio legislature designated Lancaster as the "Pressed Glass Capital of Ohio". Under the direction of our Art Director and other volunteers, we continue to provide our patrons with interesting displays of glassware from collectors near and far. The exhibits have included some of the best-known producers of glass in the country, many of which are no longer in production. In 2010 we established our "Glass Studio" where we can demonstrate and educate the public in the art of glass making. Our glass blowers provide demonstrations during regular museum hours, and teach both glassblowing and flame working classes through sign up on our website. Our gift shop features an exciting display of hand made glass items. In 2019 we purchased the building at 124 -126 West Main Street and have plans for future expansion in basement under 126 where we will expand our glass classes we offer which will have handicap accessibility.
200 Years of Libbey-The exhibit will showcase the progression of changes that occurred through the past 200 years of Libbey. Brilliant cut glass and breathtaking designs of Arthur Douglas Nash, and the 1939 Modern America Series, the last hand-made glass made by Libbey. Many of the later collections featured are from renowned designer Freda Diamond and designer and author Robert Zollweg.
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