Monday – Saturday:
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Open every day except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s
Admission is FREE!
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia
Imagine a museum dedicated to the region and nation’s rich glass heritage. A place where examples of thousands of products can be viewed and compared and where the stories of people and processes come to life! The MAGWV provides this and much, much more.
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia was established in Weston, West Virginia, in 1993 as a non-profit organization with a goal to discover, publish and preserve whatever may relate to the glass industry in West Virginia, the United States of America or where ever else glass has been manufactured.
MAGWV Candy Fundraiser
Museum Monday Treasures
MAGWV has been gifted a magnificent, "Great American Carousel"
We were featured on the Curator's Choice Podcast
With the generous support of our members, a grant from the WV Cultural Commission on the Arts and other fundraising efforts, the new front desk and work area has been completed. Forty-eight glass bricks made by Blenko Glass Co. and cameo carved by WWV artist Kelsey Murphy as a fund raiser several years ago. The bricks have been on display at the museum but we have never been satisfied that they were given the prominence they deserved. Well, now they’ve been inserted in the front oak desk andback lit to provide a striking display.
Even with the delays due to the Covid pandemic, WV artist Jessi Corlis completed the mural on the side of the museum, including a coat of specially designed graffiti paint. Lighting was installed with a sensor that lights up the mural once darkness sets in. Finally, security cameras were installed upgrading our existing system to include the mural. The mural was formally dedicated July 11. The Mayor of Weston along with City Council, members, the Chamber of Commerce, staff from the Governor’s office and WV state representative were all in attendance, along with a large number of general public.
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A new Glass Flakes Press book, Trendsetters in American Art Glass: A discerning collection of Kimberley Weygandt-Schialdone, is in the works. A couple of months ago we announced that we would be mounting a major exhibition of pieces from Kimberley Schialdone’s remarkable collection of American art glass, including pieces by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Imperial Free Hand and Lead Lustre, Durand, Quezal, Carder Steuben, Hobbs Brockunier, and Fostoria Iris. Unfortunately, inability to acquire insurance for this display has meant that it will not be feasible to mount the exhibit. But we will still be publishing the book that would have accompanied this exhibit that was to be. The book will be available later this year and will include photographs not only of the pieces that were intended for the display, but also many others. Stay tuned for further information.
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Lady Jane Stained Glass Doll House
Barbara and Bernie Bischoff
Welcome to the Lady Jane Dollhouse, a thirteen-room stained glass dollhouse, which has a five feet by seven feet footprint. Linda Young of Parrish Florida created this magnificent dollhouse for Barbara and Bernie Bischoff who were living in Chicago Illinois.
Martin Massman Steuben Art Glass Collection
Martin Massman was a Broadway and television producer who had a passion for Steuben art glass. He started with his first piece, a Koala Bear and the collection grew to 213 pieces, the second largest collection of Steuben in the world.
Museum eBay Store
MAGWV offers an number of items for sale through from monographs to books, to memberships and donations.