Links To Other Clubs And Museum Information

Glass Clubs

  • Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh
    The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP) promotes the education, study, knowledge, appreciation, and history of American Glass, with emphasis on glass manufactured in the Pittsburgh region, as well as its relationship to useful and decorative arts.
  • Museums Across the USA With Open Salts and Related Items On Exhibit.
    Some of the museums listed might have only a few open salts while others have much larger displays. Also listed are places of interest concerning the collecting of open salts. Remember that exhibits are always being changed, so it would be best to contact the museum before any visit to learn what specifically is on display.

    Arkansas:

  • Museum of Science and History, Arkansas State University Continual Ed Bldg., Jonesboro: Contains 2800 pieces of pressed, blown and cut glass
  • California:

  • Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford: Some Tiffany, silver and Wedgwood salts
  • Filoli Estate and Gardens, Woodside: A few salts are on display, but the Mansion and Gardens are worth the trip
  • Hazel Atlas Silica Mine, Antioch: Open April thru November; this is the mine that provided sand to Hazel Atlas for making glass in Berkeley
  • Historical Glass Museum, Redlands: Some open salts but has had mixed reviews
  • Los Angles County Museum, Los Angeles: Some salts are on display
  • Connecticut:

  • The Museum Of Connecticut Glass, Coventry: Lots of early American glass, including some salts
  • Delaware:

  • Winterthur Museum, Gardens Library, DuPont Mansion, Winterthur: Salts are on display; the museum and grounds make this a wonderful place to visit
  • Florida:

  • The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park: Many pieces of furniture and glass from Tiffany’s personal residence are here, including some salts
  • Illinois:

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago: Standing Salts and other Table Salts from the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Indiana:

  • Greentown Glass Museum, Greentown: Some salts and other beautiful glass to see
  • Maine:

  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland
  • Massachusetts:

  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield: Lots of salts displayed throughout the village and also in their “Attic,” which is part of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life
  • New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford: Some salts and a collection of Vaseline glass
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth: A few salts
  • Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem: Some salts, including a Chinese export salt that was donated to the museum by NESOSC
  • Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich: Many salts are on display, especially lacies
  • The House of Seven Gables, Salem: Has some Chinese export salts on the dining room table
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Pairpoint Glass, Cape Cod: Able to see salts and watch glass being blown
  • New Jersey:

  • Museum of Glass, Wheaton Village: Many salts are in the museum
  • Heritage Glass Museum, Glassboro: South Jersey glass making history
  • New Mexico:

  • The Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, Deming: Has a donation of over 75 salts by a member of this salt community, but not sure if they are on exhibit.
  • New York:

  • The Metropolitan Museum, New York City: A few salts to enjoy
  • Brooklyn Museum, Luce Foundation Center of American Art, Brooklyn: Some salts
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning: Many salts plus a wonderful display of glass
  • Salt Museum, Onondaga County Park, Liverpool: A museum devoted to salt!
  • North Carolina:

  • Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass, Highlands
  • Ohio:

  • Heisey Glass Museum, Newark: Well-known collectors Ed and Kay Berg have donated salts to this museum
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Glass Pavilion, Toledo: Some lacies
  • Tiffin Glass Museum, Tiffin
  • The National Museum of Cambridge Glass, Cambridge
  • Ohio Glass Museum and Glass Blowing Studio, Lancaster: Story of glass made in Lancaster and Fairfield Counties honors 100 years of Ohio glass
  • Degenhart Paperweight and Glass Museum, Cambridge
  • Millersburg Glass Museum, The Victorian House Museum, Millersburg
  • Rhode Island:

  • Newport Mansions, Newport: The Breakers does have some salts in cabinet in kitchen area; The Elms has wonderful silver table salts in the dining room on the buffet, plus a cabinet in the 2nd floor cabinet hallway contains some salts.
  • Texas:

  • The Museum of Glass of America, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Alvarado
  • Virginia:

  • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk: A wonderful display of assorted open salts, including Sandwich, Tiffany and Mercury glass plus beautiful art glass
  • Dewitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg: Many salts in the Museum and in the study area
  • Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg: Some of the homes, including the Governor’s Mansion, have salts on display
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond: Collection of English silver and ceramic salts, including figural salts and table salts.

    West Virginia:

  • West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Weston: Two show cases of salts, all donated by members of the open salt-collecting community
  • Fenton Museum and Art Glass, Williamstown: A museum, glass store and glass exhibit house
  • Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington
  • Fostoria Glass Museum, Glass Heritage Museum, Moundsville
  • Washington:

  • Blenko Museum, Seattle
  • Glass Museum of Tacoma, Tacoma
  • Washington DC:

  • DAR Museum: This museum was gifted 300 salts which maybe on exhibit.
  • WEB Site:

  • www.patternglass.com The Virtual Pattern Glass Museum: A wonderful site, especially the members’ page
  • REFERENCE LIBRARIES:

  • Historical Society in Meriden has an extensive reference collection on silver and pewter, CT
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
  • Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA
  • West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Weston, WV
  • Dewitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum, Williamsburg,VA