Mount Pleasant Glass Museum

Tell the world about Mount Pleasant and its glass factories by engaging, educating, and inspiring visitors and the community. A museum that focuses on glass products that were manufactured in Mount Pleasant by Anchor Glass, Bryce Brothers, L.E.Smith, and Lenox.

(Please call during our regular business hours Thu - Sat, 11 - 3, for more information, or to see if we are open on bad weather days.)

Operating as usual

[03/11/17]   Although we are normally open 11AM - 3PM, the museum will be 2PM - 6PM on Saturday, March 11.

12/17/2016

Due to this morning's questionable road conditions, and an overnight winter storm, we will be closed today.

12/15/2016

Due to the very cold temperatures--we will be closed on Thursday.

11/27/2016

Mount Pleasant Glass Museum

11/27/2016

Mount Pleasant Glass Museum's cover photo

11/26/2016

Mount Pleasant Glass Museum

11/26/2016

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are here until 3:00 today. The Christmas decorations are shining brightly, and we have even made some fun upcycle pieces for sale, so c'mon down! Just in case you're wondering when we will be open over the holidays, read below!

Our Winter hours and updates:

We will be open Thursday - Saturday only, from 11:00 - 3:00.

We will be closed on bad weather days. Check our page for updates. Also, we highly recommend you call first during our business hours to make sure we are open prior to venturing out.

We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, 11/24 & Friday, 11/25.

​Our last day for 2016 will be Friday, 12/23.

We will be closed to the public in January & February, 2017.

11/22/2016

Our Winter hours and updates:

We will be open Thursday - Saturday only, from 11:00 - 3:00.

We will be closed on bad weather days. Check our page for updates. Also, we highly recommend you call first during our business hours to make sure we are open prior to venturing out.

We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, 11/24 & Friday, 11/25.

​Our last day for 2016 will be Friday, 12/23.

We will be closed to the public in January & February, 2017.

cbsnews.com 11/08/2016

Cantor presents Obama with Lenox crystal vases

In honor of the Presidential election, we thought you might enjoy this January 21, 2013, CBS story, when President Obama & Vice President Biden were each presented with a Lenox vase, etched by Master Glass Cutter and Mount Pleasant resident Peter O'Rourke. http://ow.ly/M0dn301J5Jr

cbsnews.com House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., at the Inauguration Day luncheon in the Capitol presented President Obama will the Lenox inaugural gifts...

mtpleasantglassandethnicfestival.com 09/24/2016

Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival

Wow! What a great night! Of Stop by to see us today or Saturday (11 AM - 3 PM) on your way to the Mount Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival! http://mtpleasantglassandethnicfestival.com/

mtpleasantglassandethnicfestival.com This years festival will have more crafts and booths than in the past several years ...... Shop and enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

paglassmuseum.org 09/23/2016

mpgm | MEMBERSHIP

Have you heard about our new lifetime membership offered to individuals 65 or older? For a one-time donation of $100.00 you can secure your membership! Donate online today, and mark in the comments (via paypal) that you want the lifetime membership! http://www.paglassmuseum.org/membership

paglassmuseum.org MEMBERSHIP

09/22/2016
09/22/2016

Bryce exhibit

[09/22/16]   Today is the big day! Our opening reception and speaker's presentation is from 5 PM - 7 PM. Due to our special event, our hours will be changed from 2 PM - 7 PM. We can't wait to see you!

09/21/2016

Tomorrow is the big day! We have 3 cases full of special Bryce Brothers pieces--including old glass plates from 1922. Come to our opening event, 5 PM - 7 PM. (Check out our special sneak peek of one of the glass negatives! We also converted the negatives to photographs that you can see in our exhibit!)

09/21/2016

Just in case you missed the recent articles in the "Mount Pleasant Journal" and "The Daily courier," check out our press release. We have so many exciting things happening! (The exhibit opening on Thursday; expanding our collection to include Anchor Glass; and the addition of multimedia technology to our Factory Workers exhibit!)

09/20/2016

Wow! What a great article in the Georgetowner! It highlights many of the great places to visit in the Laurel Highlands, including the Mount Pleasant Glass Museum. (Courtesy the Georgetowner)

09/20/2016

Wow! What a great article in the Georgetowner! It highlights many of the great places to visit in the Laurel Highlands, including the Mount Pleasant Glass Museum. (Courtesy the Georgetowner)

09/20/2016

Wow! What a great article in the Georgetowner! It highlights many of the great places to visit in the Laurel Highlands, including the Mount Pleasant Glass Museum. (Courtesy the Georgetowner)

09/20/2016

Special thanks to the Mount Pleasant Journal for yet another great article! (Courtesy the Mount Pleasant Journal)

[09/19/16]   We are so excited! Special thanks to the Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society who has loaned us a special piece for our "Glory Years" exhibit. The plaque, has the name of every Bryce employee who served in World War II. What a treasure! Thank you!

[09/19/16]   What an exciting week for Mount Pleasant! We have our "Bryce Brothers Glass, The Glory Years" exhibit opening on Thursday. There will be a special reception, with speakers Don Sechrist and Mary Shaw, held from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. If you can't make it, stop by on Friday or Saturday to see it, before you head to the glass and ethnic festival!

08/14/2016

Robert Biller was a decorated World War II veteran. He earned multiple medals, and was in some of the most memorable engagements, including D-Day. He was also a Mount Pleasant resident who worked for Lenox for 47 years. Starting in 1966, he came to the company when it expanded its product to include crystal production, after purchasing Bryce Brothers glass in 1965. We hope to begin research on this incredible man’s journey soon. If you know of any his relatives, please help us connect with them! We can be contacted at [email protected].

08/14/2016

We found this old Bryce Brothers ad in "Allegheny county's hundred years," by
George H. Thurston. Here is a link to the electronic version of the book: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/text-idx?c=pitttext;cc=pitttext;view=toc;idno=00adg8023m

08/14/2016

1919 Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Directory (Courtesy Historic Pittsburgh Text Collection)

us11.campaign-archive1.com 08/13/2016

JCWA Community Picnic!

Mark your calendar for August 20th, when Jacob's Creek Watershed Association throws their annual picnic! Learn more: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b6934b9d80edce4dbca2a73db&id=9ae6adbb85

us11.campaign-archive1.com NOT A MEMBER YET? Individuals can save Jacobs Creek for only $10 per YEAR! Family memberships are only $30 for 365 days of conservation efforts!...

08/12/2016

Inside L.E. Smith Glass's outlet

08/12/2016

This photo was inside L.E. Smith Glass. Does anyone know who these men might be?

08/12/2016

You know you can't resist this face! We are open until 3 PM today! C'mon down!

08/11/2016

Feliciane (Felicia) Bacque was a testament to her generation. Living in Mount Pleasant, we know that she was working at a glass factory as early as 1909 when she was 14 years old. Family legend claims that she started in a glass factory as early as 7. We have yet to prove this, but we are learning so much about this young girl who spent each day in the factory “dipping.” She--along with her little sister Erma (Age 12)—worked the entire year of 1909. Erma was a wiper.

The girls were children of Immigrants. Their father was originally from France and their mother was from Belgium. Adolph made a living as a digger in a coal mine. In 1909, he was out of work for 34 weeks. We do not know why he could not work (although we do have some theories). His inability to earn a consistent wage meant the girls would have to do their part.

With each new name we dig up, we go on a journey. We find ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Feliciane and Erma were only children when they stepped into a glass factory. As young girls, they bore the burden of supporting their family. This may seem outrageous in today’s terms, but in 1909, this was typical. To examine their life is to understand they were only doing what many children were, and that is why Feliciane Bacque was a testament to her generation. (To be clear, we do not think Child labor is acceptable. We are only stating that it was common back then. Sadly.)

Soon we will be adding her story to our website.

08/11/2016

A discussion about Anchor Glass and LE Smith jars

08/11/2016

The presentation!

08/11/2016
08/11/2016

Today is the big day!!!!

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402 E Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA
15666

Opening Hours

Thursday 11am - 3pm
Friday 11am - 3pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
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