Street Address
136 South Ninth Street
Cambridge, OH 43725
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 416
Cambridge, OH 43725
phone: 740-432-4245
web: www.cambridgeglass.org/museum.php
Hours
April through October
Wednesday - Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
Tour groups are accepted during additional hours by calling 740-432-4245 in advance.
Staff
Frank Wollenhaupt, Board member

Description

The museum features over 6,000 pieces of glassware made by the Cambridge Glass Company, with an interpretive area demonstrating how glass was made from gathering, shaping, etching, and engraving. The Sample Room features the door and shelving from the original factory, and a dining room display features a table setting arranged on period furniture much as it would have appeared in the early 1900s.

Guests can do their own rubbings from original etching plates in the Education Center, and view a movie made in the 1940s by the Cambridge Glass Company. Pieces of Cambridge Glass and jewelry made from Cambridge Glass are available for sale in the gift shop, along with books and other items throughout the museum.

In the early 1900s, Guernsey County, and particularly Cambridge, became known worldwide for its production of quality glass, mainly from The Cambridge Glass Company. Today, Cambridge glass is a much sought-after collectible. The company produced thousands of designs and color combinations, considered one of the finest quality glassware lines in the world

Pieces of Cambridge Glass and jewelry made from Cambridge Glass are available for sale in the gift shop, along with books and other items throughout the museum. Also available (on DVD) for purchase and viewing is the video "The Crystal Lady," which was an original movie made by the company as an advertisement for Cambridge glassware.

History

The National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. is a non-profit Ohio corporation which was founded in 1973 to establish and maintain a permanent museum in Cambridge, Ohio for the display, study and preservation of Cambridge Glass. Part of the mission includes accumulating and publishing information related to the Cambridge Glass Company. Check this site regularly for news of scheduled meetings and upcoming events.