Links-American Museums & Organizations

The Corning Museum of Glass - Located in Corning, New York, dedicated to the art, history and science of glass. It was founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works and currently has a collection of more than 50,000 glass objects, some over 3,500 years old.  The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library is part of the museum and is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking.

West Virginia Museum of American Glass - The West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Ltd. is 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.

Early American Pattern Glass Society - The Early American Pattern Glass Society was founded to foster and encourage the collection, appreciation, study and documentation of early American Pattern Glassware (EAPG), its makers, and its place in American life, past and present.

This link will take you to the most accurate and largest pattern identification resource available today.  The searchable database currently identifies 2,100 patterns and is supported by a photo library of over 15,000 images.  Search by manufacturer, pattern name (including OMN and AKA), motif and shape.

Ohio Glass Museum - The Museum was established to reflect the importance of the glassmaking industry in the history of Lancaster and Fairfield County.  Fairfield County has been home to numerous glass companies over the 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.

The “Glass Studio” is where we can demonstrate and educate the public in the art of glass making.   Our glass blower provides demonstrations during regular museum hours, and also holds classes for those who are interested in getting a hands-on approach to making special works of art.