Who We Are

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia, Ltd.

A museum with a mission to share the diverse and rich heritage of glass as a product and historical object as well as telling of the lives of glass workers, their families and communities, and of the tools and machines they used in glass houses.

The People

With a focus in time of 1900-1940, when production of American handmade glass boomed and pieces graced millions of tables, WVMAG, Ltd. includes all glass products…from bottles to lightening rod balls, from telegraph insulators to glass used in automobiles, from pressed to blown tableware. We preserve the history of the places and people who made these products

the factories

Our Museum examines the rich history of some of America’s most famous glass factories, while at the same time carefully understanding the impact that the hundreds of smaller and often time forgotten glass houses made on the history of the glass industry.

The Product

The MAGVW displays many of the diverse and beautiful objects produced by factories during this century. The museum attempts to compare and contrast similar pieces produced by once competing companies. No other public collection offers such contrasts on a large scale.

HOW TO JOIN

Membership

The work of MAGWV is possible ONLY with the support and participation of folks like you. Whether your interest is as a collector, student of history, descendent of a glass working family who wishes to pay tribute to those skilled ancestors, or generally interested in the preservation of our past….MAGWV has something to offer you and needs your support!

Membership can be purchased at our eBay Store with PayPal or by mailing a check to MAGWV, 230 Main Avenue, Weston, WV 26452

Membership Levels

Annual
$25

  • Subscription to All About Glass

Supporting
$35

  • Subscription to All About Glass
  • Discount on events and the annual history conference, The Glass Gathering
  • Discounts on the extensive list of imprints and publications of MAGWV

Those living in countries other than the U.S. must join at this level or higher.

 

Sustaining
$50

  • Subscription to All About Glass
  • Discount on events and the annual history conference, The Glass Gathering
  • Discounts on the extensive list of imprints and publications of MAGWV
  • Supporting the acquisition of archives, catalogs and artifacts to help further MAGWV’s educational purposes

Patron
$100

  • Subscription to All About Glass
  • Discount on events and the annual history conference, The Glass Gathering
  • Discounts on the extensive list of imprints and publications of MAGWV
  • Supporting the acquisition of archives, catalogs and artifacts to help further MAGWV’s educational purposes
  • Support of MAGWV’s program and activities plus one free imprint from MAGWV

Benefactor
$500 and above

  • Subscription to All About Glass
  • Discount on events and the annual history conference, The Glass Gathering
  • Discounts on the extensive list of imprints and publications of MAGWV
  • Supporting the acquisition of archives, catalogs and artifacts to help further MAGWV’s educational purposes
  • Support of MAGWV’s program and activities plus one free monograph from MAGWV
  • MAGWV’s eternal thanks and your name on a plaque in the museum.
SUPPORT US

Donations

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The museum relies on the generosity of members and supporters to continue to offer programs, maintain our physical facility, and fund daily operation. All donations, be it glass, glass-related paper or ephemera, money, office or building upkeep supplies, real property, or other gifts that the museum could either display or convert to operating expenses, are GREATLY appreciated and wisely used!

If you have any questions regarding a donation, call (304)-269-5006 for the museum during operating hours.

Your support makes possible our continuing effort to keep the history of American glass-making alive! Thank you!

UPCOMING

Calendar of Events

Glass Club Meeting

Fourth Wednesday of Every Month @ 7PM

Glass Club meeting. Free and open to everyone, including non-members. Held at the Museum of American Glass in WV, 230 Main Avenue, Weston, WV 26452 at 7:00 p.m. Bring glass to be identified or your latest finds for show and tell. A fun and informal gathering for anyone who loves glass.