The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia

Welcome to

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia.

Imagine a museum dedicated to the region and nation's rich glass heritage.  A place where examples of thousands of products can be viewed and compared and where the stories of people and processes come to life!  The MAGWV provides this and much, much more.

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia was established in Weston, West Virginia, in 1993 as a non-profit organization with a goal to discover, publish and preserve whatever may relate to the glass industry in West Virginia, the United States of America or where ever else glass has been manufactured.

Museum building

The Museum is located at
230 Main Ave.
Weston, West Virginia 26452
Phone: 304-269-5006

Some GPS units will take you the wrong way on Main Street so here are the
latitude & longitude coordinates for the museum to use in your GPS unit:
N 39 deg 02.326', W 80 deg 28.001'

We are open to the public 5 days a week:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

From Memorial Day to Labor Day
we are open 7 days a week

Hours: Noon to 4 PM
Admission is Free!

News From MAGWV

As many of you know, Dean Six accepted the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Blenko a few months ago. This has been an exciting and invigorating challenge for him, one that he is uniquely qualified to take on and that will benefit from his ability to create grand visions and then transform them into realities – precisely those qualities that he has brought to MAG, nurturing and guiding us to become the thriving organization that we are today. Thus it was with mixed emotions that the Board of Directors received Dean’s request that he be released from his position as Executive Director, to be effective as of the last day of December 2015. We are excited for Dean and accept that is impossible for him to give 100% of his time and energy to Blenko and to MAG, as much as he personally might want to do so. We will very much miss his day-to-day participation in the activities of MAG, but he has left us in a strong position from which to continue moving forward. As he wrote in his letter to the Board, “The future is bright. The opportunity for someone to point that brightness, to focus it and refine it is equally promising.” He concluded his letter by saying that he was “pleased and honored to have been allowed to serve MAG in so many capacities for well over 20 years.” The honor and pleasure has been MAG’s and we wish Dean the very best in this new adventure he has embarked on.

MAGWV Collections are Online

Explore our collections

MAGWV Given Custody of American Flint Glass Workers Union Archives!

We now have a climate-controlled archival storage area on the second floor

MAGWV has an Ebay Store!

Purchase memberships to the Museum, monographs, books, original catalogs, Back issues of All About Glass and more! Click Here to visit.
Back issues of the Early American Pattern Glass Society News Journal
are also available now.

The Museum has a Gift Shop.

Books and Monographs for sale as well as hundreds of pieces of glass offered by a selection of vendors. And we now accept credit cards!

"All About Glass!"

The Voice of the Glass Collecting Community

The magazine is one of the privileges of membership to the Museum.
To learn how YOU can receive it Click Here

Interested in glass research?

Click on Museum Store to order catalog reprints, monographs and original catalogs many containing never-before published glass company information.
Also pursue our Catalog Holdings and find out how to order copies!