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More than 50 reputable dealers traveling from 10 states will showcase Americana, glass, stoneware, furniture, jewelry, and other antiques at the 58th Annual Antiques Show & Sale. An Oglebay Institute family membership lets two adults and their children, up to age 18, or two adults and up to six of their grandchildren, up to age 18, enjoy membership privileges at the museums, and receive four guest passes. The membership includes discounts on classes at Oglebay Institute's School of Dance and films and programs hosted at the Towngate Theatre & Cinema.
On the rolling hillsides of Wheeling, West Virginia, the white pillars of the Mansion Museum stand majestically over the manicured lawns and landscaped gardens of the Oglebay Institute. Originally built in 1846 as an eight-bedroom farmhouse, the mansion entered the Oglebay family in 1900, and was willed to the city 30 years later to serve as a facility for education and recreation. Today it features a rotation of exhibits and programs, which share fine art, glassware, and environmental education with more than 100,000 people annually.
Tucked next to the Mansion, the glass museum has collected some 3,000 pieces of Wheeling glass, cut lead crystal, and Victorian art glass. The Sweeney Punch Bowl, a 5-foot, 225-pound piece of cut lead crystal, is the jewel of the collection, epitomizing the aesthetic splendor and unwieldy nature of most Victorian-era flasks. The Schrader Environmental Education Center imparts visitors with an appreciation for the natural world with interactive trail tours, campfires, and astronomy events; and the Stifel Fine Arts Center's ever-changing visual-arts exhibits display work from local and national artists.
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