Monday, November 23, 2009

LANCASTER,OHIO THE “PRESSED GLASS CAPITAL OF OHIO”

     My thanks to William D. Eckman director of the Ohio Glass Museum.

    A My World Tuesday post. Click on link and discover the World.

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The Ohio Glass Museum 124 W. Main St. Lancaster,Ohio reflects the glassmaking industry in Lancaster and Fairfield County.

SHERMANEWING General Sherman and Senator Ewing welcome you to Lancaster, Ohio and suggest you visit the Ohio Glass Museum. (The history of glass making is fascinating).

Project1  Stop by the Gift Shop and check out the “pieces” by Anchor-Hocking, Lancaster Glass, Erickson, Heisey, Fostoria, and Fenton.

Project2

Over the years Lancaster,Ohio has been home to more than forty different glass companies.

Project3

Learn about glass making technology and check out the educational curriculum.

Project4  Yes that is a vault (upper right hand photo). Will that be the future “Treasures of Ohio Room?” The museum is located in what was once a bank and will eventually contain 12,000 square feet .

100_4692 I hang out with Senator Ewing all day and we both are glad you stopped by for a visit. There is a continuously showing movie called Born of Fire that Joe Todd didn’t take the time to watch so he is just going to have to come back for another visit.

After visiting the museum make sure to have lunch at The Four Reasons Bakery&Deli  and don’t forget the carrot cake. 

18 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That glass museum sounds so fascinating, Joe. Sounds like something I'd love to visit. Bet I could spend a few dollars there also!!! ha ha

Have a great day/week.
Betsy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: What a great story from your town.

Quilt Works said...

What an interesting museum!
Thanks for sharing!





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Postcards from Wildwood said...

Really interesting, Joe. When I visit places like this I like to buy a Christmas decoration for my tree - that way I get to savour hand-crafted items from many different parts of the world, plus I get a souvenir of my trip and an extra item for my ornament collection!
Janice.

Vita Stunder said...

What a great story Joe!

Carver said...

Interesting post and great shots of the glassware.

Marie Höglund said...

Facinating series of shots from your world. Thanks for sharing :-)

Jack and Joann said...

Joe, I've always wanted to visit that glass museum while shooting across Ohio on #70 to Russia,Ohio.

Thanks for posting. I like your music too.

June said...

Great post! The colors are just gorgeous, and you've collaged the pictures so well!

Coffeedoff said...

I love coloured glass, I would love to visit this museum!

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the Glass museum. The carrot cake sounds good.

Sylvia K said...

What a great post and photos, Joe! Beautiful glass museum!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

SandyCarlson said...

That's an awesome place.

J Bar said...

Interesting.
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Sally in WA said...

Great post. I have a set of sandwich glass dishes from my grandmother that I treasure. While they are not from Ohio, I would enjoy this museum.

Wolynski said...

Amazing pieces of glass - what a wonderful place and great photos.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I enjoyed looking at these photos. the glass museum looks fascinating. The "pineapple" type ones in the first photo caught my eye, I remember seeing similar ones many years ago.

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NatureFootstep said...

this is great. I like glass art. We have smome in Sweden as well. It is a good place to visit on vacation. :)