Art Glass Company...Handcrafted in America for 100
FREE Fenton Factory Tours are Fabulous!
2005 is the 100th anniversary of
Fenton Art Glass – make 2005 YOUR YEAR to visit Fenton!
Rated in USA Today as one of the TOP 10
tours in America, there is nothing like the Fenton
raw materials become molten glass which is shaped by artisans
in the age-old tradition. Furnaces glow; sparks fly, and from
heat, noise and motion emerge works of art that captivate and
Free factory tours (Monday
- Friday 8:15 am to 4:00 pm) take small
groups of guests right out to the factory floor to see glassmaking
"up close and personal." Friendly, knowledgeable tour guides
explain all aspects of the operation. The Fenton tour has been named
Rand McNally Best of the Road.
The crafting experience showcases the talent of skilled
artisans painstakingly handpainting each piece, and ends in
the Gift Shop where an artist handpaints
glassware to customer specifications. The Fenton
Museum highlights glassware from 1880 to the present.
But there is so much more – special Centennial Events designed
to make your visit a truly “once in a lifetime experience” –
decorate your own Fenton Christmas ornament, observe firsthand
the talents of skilled craftsmen, including
Dave Fetty, as
they create special Fenton Centennial pieces…visit
www.fentonartglass.com for all the information you need
to plan your Fenton Factory Experience.
If you're planning a visit to Fenton Art Glass during
October, here are two "glassy" added attractions you should
Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Ohio, is hosting "Glass
in Art and History: Commemorative and Novelty Items from the
United Kingdom." This exhibit consists of more than 200
pressed glass items dating from 1837 to 1937. Many of these
colorful objects commemorate
events in the life of Queen Victoria, such as her marriage to
Prince Albert, her Golden Jubilee (1887), and her Diamond
Jubilee (1897). Many interesting novelty items, ranging from
"posy holders" to presents for children, are also displayed.
Campus Martius is open Wed-Sat (9:30 am to 5 pm) and Sundays
and holidays (Noon to 5 pm). Admission is $7 ($6 seniors).
Campus Martius is located at the corner of Second and
Washington Streets in Marietta. For more information,
has about 150 pieces of glassware made by
Marietta's Royal Glass Co. between 1898 and 1903. These items,
which include rare pieces of Chocolate glass, are displayed
throughout a Victorian
home. Jacob Rosenthal was the Royal's manager in 1899-1900.
The Castle is open on Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday and
Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $5 ($4.50 seniors). The
Castle is located at 418 Fourth Street in Marietta.
For more information,
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