The Ohio Glass Museum
Backstory and Context
The Ohio Glass Museum was incorporated in 2002. Major construction on the museum began in 2004. Lancaster and Fairfield County served as important areas for the glass making industry throughout history. The museum was established to reflect upon this importance.
A number of glass companies over the years have called Fairfield County home. The area offered abundant supplies of natural gas and sandstone making it great place to establish the glass making industry. The Ohio legislature designated Lancaster, Ohio as the “Pressed Glass Capital of Ohio” in 2003.
When visiting the Ohio Glass Museum, visitors can take a tour and learn about the history of the glass making process and current manufacturing techniques. The museum’s movie “Born of Fire” tells a story of glass production in Lancaster and Fairfield County.
A “Glass Studio” was established in 2010 allowing the museum to demonstrate and educate the public on how glass is made. Demonstrations of glass blowing occur during regular museum hours. There are also classes offered to anyone who is interesting in learning how to make these special works of art.