Ohio Glass Museum is a favorite of Adults and Children alike. Experience the process of blown glass creation in our Glass Blowing Studio which is open for demonstrations during regular museum hours. Stop by and see our glassblower, Mike Stepanski at work.
You will always find something new at the Ohio Glass Museum as we present changing exhibits of glass items throughout the year. The Degenhart exhibit is housed on the lower level. You will not want to miss that one. If you missed some of our past exhibits, we will still have examples of what was shown since our opening day on May 20, 2006.
We are conveniently located in Lancaster, Ohio 43130 off of Business Route 33 (map) in Historic Downtown Lancaster. Glass pieces blown and designed in the studio are for sale in the giftshop. They are great for unique gifts for that special person.
Phone (740) 687-0101 Location 124 W Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 (map)
Mar-Oct: Tuesday - Sunday 1-4 pm and by appointment, Closed on Mondays
Nov-Feb: Tuesday-Saturday 1-4 pm and by appointment, Closed on Sundays, Mondays
We are closed on these holidays: New Years Eve and Day, Good Friday and Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Chrismas Eve and Day.
Children under 6 are free.
Gift Shop Hours — 12-4 pm T-Fri and during regular museum hours.
Featuring - American Scientific Glassblowers Society and Lancaster Glass
Ohio Glass Museum is excited to feature the gatherings of ASGS. There is so much involved to tell about this group of glassmakers. A definite date for an informative lecture will be announced at a later time.
In brief, glass and scientific advances have gone hand-in-hand throughout history. For centuries the knowledge and art of scientific glassblowers have been integral to the development of chemical, pharmaceutical, electronic and physics research. Some notable examples include Galileo’s thermometer, Edison’s light bulb, and the vacuum tubes of early radio, TV and computers. The qualities of glass and the skills of those who fashion it have contributed more recently to the advances in industries and research in fiber optics, lasers, atomic and subatomic particles, communications and semiconductors.
Since there is so much to learn from this dedicated group of glass blowers, we will communicate just a part of it in our exhibition.
Below are a few items that ASGA members have provided for our exhibition.
The use of glass in our daily lives has been important over many centuries. Look around at what has been and is in your home that we take for granted and use every day…microwave trays, oven doors, glass refrigerator shelves are just a few of the products developed and manufactured over time.
Lancaster Glass started up in 1914. Many of their production items will also be exhibited. The exhibition will also include products made by Lancaster Lens. They started manufacturing glass as early as 1922.
Many other items used every day in our lives will fill OGM’s Gallery and will make for an informative showing for all ages.
This exhibition begins March 21, 2015 and will continue through August, 30, 2015.
Glass Blowing Classes are offered for Individuals or Groups by appointment. Classes are taught by Mike Stepanski. Call (740) 687-0101 to register. One Day Classes: Blown Glass Ornaments, Glass Witch Balls, Glass Pumpkin, Pulled Glass Flower, Glass Paperweight, Glass Heart Paperweight Click here for details.
Flameworking Classes Sign-up for Flameworking Classes with Teresa Cress.
All tools and supplies are provided. Students must wear cotton clothing (no shorts or sandals) and have long hair tied back. Students must be at least 14 years old. Class must have a minimum of 4 students to run; maximum of 6. Prior registration with the Museum is necessary 740 687-0101. Click for Flameworking (glass bead making) class details.