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Oglebay Institute


***Oglebay Institute’s Message from the President Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)***

Updated August 10, 2020


Dear Friends,


I hope that this correspondence finds you and your loved ones well. I want to personally thank you for your continued support over the last several months.


I am pleased to tell you that all Oglebay Institute facilities are open and following CDC and state recommended guidelines with capacity restrictions, enhanced cleaning procedures and daily health screenings for all staff and patrons. Face coverings are required (indoors and outdoors) when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.


Oglebay Institute has been granted permission to offer public classes with the aforementioned guidelines in place. The fall session beings the week of September 13. Our complete list of offerings can be found at oionline.com/classes. We have also extended our Summer Day Camp offerings through September 4. Fun, safe and educational camps designed to stimulate children’s interests and imaginations are available at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, Towngate Theatre and Schrader Center in Oglebay. Private dance lessons are being offered at the School of Dance.


Lastly, we expect to once again offer live theater and entertainment events at Towngate beginning in September. Please visit our calendar as we will be finalizing our season of community theater and other performances in the coming weeks.


We will continue to keep you posted about our plans and wish you good physical and mental health during this difficult time.



Danielle Cross McCracken
President, Oglebay Institute


Schrader Environmental Education Center, 304-242-6855
Stifel Fine Arts Center, 304-242-7700
School of Dance, 304-242-8807
Towngate Theatre, 304-242-7700
Museums of Oglebay Institute, 304-242-7272
Administration, 304-242-4200

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Enrichment Day Camps

Featured Event

Enrichment Day Camps
Non-school days through Oct. 9
Stifel Fine Arts Center

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Featured Event

On display through October.
Mansion Museum, Oglebay

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Oglebay Institute Annual Fund.

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