OPEN HOURS

Monday – Saturday:
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays:
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Open every day except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s

Admission is FREE!

LOCATION

230 Main Ave.
Weston, West Virginia 26452
Directions

Phone: 304-269-5006

 

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

We’ve partnered with See’s Candies for a fundraiser just in time for the holidays! Buy some candy for your family and friends and help us reach our fundraising goal!
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What’s New

Museum Monday Treasures

Anchor Hocking Tumblers

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a pair of No. 3600/579 12 oz. tumblers from the Anchor Hocking Corporation. The first is a black screen-printed design of bottles and stemware with overlay of plum in the Anticipation pattern,...

Everglade Pattern Candlestick Holder

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is an unusual candlestick, but one that is easily recognized by Cambridge glass collectors as part of the Everglade pattern. Easy, right? Well, maybe, maybe not. It turns out to be a bigger puzzle...

Gay Fad Studios Photographs

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a small collection of photographs from our archives featuring Mid-Century American Modern barware and serving pieces from the Gay Fad Studios. The first five are in the Time ‘n Tide (or TNT)...

HouzeX Octagon Ashtray

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a HouzeX Glass Products No. B-10 octagon ashtray in ebony, with a wonderful brass art deco impala figurine. Houze Glass operated in Point Marion under a variety of different names over the years...
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We were featured on the Curator's Choice Podcast

“For the first episode of our mini-series “October in Weston, West Virginia”, we meet with Larry Woods at the Museum of American Glass. We talk about the impressive history of glass; from glass made in ancient Rome and Egypt, to its production from the late 1700s until after the Civil War, and specifically, the more recent history of glass in the small town of Weston. Though none now remain, at one point in time Weston had 5 glass factories, and the region was considered a global center of glassmaking.” -Curator’s Choice Podcast (https://www.curatorschoicepodcast.com/episodes/episode26)

Front Desk

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.

Mural

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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Special Exhibits

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UPDATE

Kimberly Scialdone

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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Permanent Exhibits

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.

PRODUCTS

Museum eBay Store

MAGWV offers an number of items for sale through from monographs to books, to memberships and donations.

MAGVW is an IRS recognized non-profit organization making certain gifts tax deductible. The museum relies on the generosity of members and supporters to continue programs, maintain and upgrade our facilities and fund daily operation.