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Museums of Oglebay Institute [WV]

The Oglebay Institute maintains two museums: the Wheeling Mansion Museum and the Glass Museum. Built in 1846 by Hanson Chapline, Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum was originally an eight-room farmhouse; today, it serves as a museum of local history. Situated adjacent to the Mansion, the Oglebay Institute Glass Museum displays cut-lead crystal, Victorian art glass, Peachblow, pattern and depression and Northwood's carnival glass, and many other glass examples showcasing Ohio Valley history. Visitors can also watch skilled glass artisans at work.

The museums offer exhibits, educational programs for school groups, workshops and classes, and recreational and educational events.

 
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