Dorflinger Glass Museum

The Top 5 Things to See at the Dorflinger Glass Museum

In historic White Mills, PA, the Dorflinger Glass Museum recalls the famous Dorflinger glass factory operation, which produced high-quality glass products from 1852 to 1921. This antique glass museum features some of the most unique glass in the world, manufactured right in Pennsylvania. So, if you’re a history buff, love antiques, or interested in the heritage of the area, then the Dorflinger Glass Museum is for you!

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Top 5 Dorflinger Glass Museum Exhibits You Need to See

1. The Walter and Marilyn Barbe Wayne County Glass Gallery

Just past the first room of the gift shop, the Walter and Marilyn Barbe Wayne County Glass Gallery offers a look back at the glass manufactured in Wayne County’s many glass factories. Believe it or not, there were over 70 glass manufacturers, cutting, and decorating shops were at one time active in the county. In this display, you’ll see 30 of those represented by their glasswork. From a large, dark olive-colored carboy to a bottle and basket from Honesdale Glass Works to a piece of Rockville factory glass, you’ll see a broad range of local glasswork up close and personal.

2. Dorflinger Oil Lamps

In this exhibit, you’ll see for yourself the intricacy of Dorflinger glass in the gorgeous Belmont patterned banquet lamp gifted to the museum by a local resident. Many other lamps illuminate the past oil lamp manufacture from the Wayne County area. Whether you’re an antique glass collector or a casual viewer, you’ll be astounded by the beauty of this glass!

3. John O’Connor’s Parisian Pattern

The Parisian pattern patented by John O’Connor is, to this day, one of the most intriguing glass designs. So, come, get lost in the intricate patterns and precision necessary to craft such a beauty into some of the most universally beloved glass. Pitchers, cups, saucers, and more await your exploration!

4. A Passion for Dorflinger Glass

If you’re looking for a circumspect view of the Dorflinger Glass Museum’s array of glass artifacts, then this exhibit is for you. Featuring fine glass from the entire array of glass products Dorflinger manufactured, you’ll see over 125 pieces of the intricate glass collection furnished by two local sisters.

5. The Dorflinger Legacy

In this exhibit, you can view some of the Dorflinger family’s private collection of intricate glasswork. These rare pieces are a real treat to view, as they are hardly seen anywhere else. And, you’ll view almost two dozen beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

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