A Farm Becomes A Park: Exhibit Celebrates Oglebay's 90th Anniversary
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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

july, 2018

sat28julAll Dayfri09novA Farm Becomes A Park: Exhibit Celebrates Oglebay's 90th Anniversary(All Day) The Museums of Oglebay Institute, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

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The Mansion Museum’s exhibit, A Farm Becomes A Park, is on display Saturday, July 28 through Friday, November 9, 2018.

A Farm Becomes A Park: In celebration of Oglebay Park’s 90th anniversary, the exhibit of photos and postcards follows its transformation from a private farm to a public park. See how Oglebay Park developed into a popular destination for residents and visitors alike from 1901, when the Oglebay family bought Waddington Farm, until the construction of Wilson Lodge in 1957.

The Mansion Museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Admission is $7. Call 304-242-7272 for more information.

See the Exhibit for Free Sunday, July 29

In celebration of Oglebay’s 90th Anniversary, Oglebay Institute is offering free admission to both the Mansion and Glass Museums on Sunday, July 29. You can tour both museums and view the A Farm Becomes A Park exhibit, too!

The Museums of Oglebay Institute serve as a celebration of culture and history and a place to explore the past through artifacts, photos and heritage programs.

Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum

The 1846 Mansion Museum is the former home of Cleveland industrialist Earl W. Oglebay. With its impressive collection, the Mansion Museum enhances the appreciation and understanding of American decorative arts.  Exhibits and programs foster knowledge of Wheeling history and celebrate the legacy of the Oglebay family. It was the first accredited Museum in West Virginia and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum

By the early 1900s, manufacturing of nearly half of America’s pressed-glass tableware took place in the Wheeling-Pittsburgh corridor. Also, one out of every 10 Wheeling workers was employed in the glass industry. Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum honors this legacy through a world-class collection of more than 3,500 examples of Wheeling-made glass and china. See the famous Sweeney Punch Bowl, the largest piece of cut glass in the world. You can also experience the art of glassmaking through live demonstrations and workshops in OI’s glass studio.


July 28 (Saturday) - November 9 (Friday)


The Museums of Oglebay Institute

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700