Oglebay Institute was formed in 1930 when a group of like-minded citizens, armed with the vision and the philanthropy of the Oglebay family, came together to contribute to the joy of living by creating cultural, education and recreational programming in the city's newly acquired Oglebay Park.
Big news! One of the world’s most famous books is coming to our community in 2016. Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum has been selected as a host site on the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national tour of the First Folio, the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays.
Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays; of the 233 copies known today, 82 belong to the Folger.
Accompanying the First Folio will be a multi-panel exhibition exploring the significance of Shakespeare, then and now, with additional digital content and interactive activities. Other rare books and printed pieces — from the collections of local libraries and universities — documenting the history of the printed word will also be on display.
The exhibit is free with admission to the Mansion Museum ($7) and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 304-242-7272 to book school groups and for more information.
Click here for more on the First Folio exhibition and accompanying programs.
May 9 (Monday) 10:00 am - June 12 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
The Museums of Oglebay Institute
Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
The Museums of Oglebay InstituteOglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
Programs and exhibits are made possible by the generous support of our members and sponsors and by financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts and are provided equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability.
Oglebay Institute facilities accommodate the mobility impaired.