Our Mission & History
The mission of the National Heisey Glass Museum is to preserve, collect, and interpret Heisey glass, related materials, and information. Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. established the National Heisey Glass Museum (NHGM) in Newark in 1972 to display and promote the study of the products of the A.H. Heisey & Company (1896-1957), primarily for HCA’s members. HCA has maintained the museum and HCA’s national membership in turn has generously supported the facility. This support has enabled the organization to continue to build its collection, maintain archives, add a 6,000 square foot addition to the original King House, establish an endowment, and hire professional staff – among other accomplishments. The National Heisey Glass Museum is the place for members of Heisey Collectors of America and all who have an appreciation of fine glassware to see an outstanding collection and learn more about A.H. Heisey & Company and its beautiful products.
Heisey Collectors of America is poised to move the museum forward in decisive ways. To achieve its mission to preserve, collect, and interpret Heisey glass and related materials and information, HCA recognizes that it must make plans for the facility’s future. The Heisey Collectors of America’s strategic plan for the museum envisions a variety of exciting prospects.
These goals will be realized through the prudent management and steady increase of financial, administrative, and personnel resources and will enable Heisey Collectors of America to make the National Heisey Glass Museum the best it can be.
Heisey Glass Molds
Heisey Reference Materials
Dear Heisey Collectors of America and Visitors,
As a precaution related to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Board of Directors has voted to suspend the Spring Benefit Auction and temporarily close the Museum to the public until further notice. These were not easy decisions to make, but we are committed to providing a safe environment for our membership, visitors, staff and volunteers.
Although we are closed to the public, we will have a limited staff hard at work with the day to day business at the museum. Someone will be available to answer any membership questions or help with gift shop needs via phone or email. I encourage you to stay connected with us online through our website and Facebook page.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local and state health organizations. As we work out the details we will keep you informed as changes are made and dates are set.
Hours and Admission GALLERY HOURS HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The Museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the months of January and February.
The Museum is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day January 1, 2020
Please note: During inclement weather, the Museum may close unexpectedly.
Please call the Museum to hear updates before coming to ensure we are open.
HCA Administrative Offices The HCA Administrative offices are open during the above Gallery hours.
Museum Shop The Museum Shop is open during the above Gallery hours.
Admission Fees HCA Member Free
Group Tours A group rate of $4 per adult is available for groups of 10 or more.
School groups are welcome, with a suggested donation of $1 per child for guided tours, though any donation is appreciated.
Please call ahead for group tours.
All tours are self-guided unless requested otherwise.
Other Information The Museum is air conditioned and handicapped-accessible for guests’ comfort.
Mobility Wheelchairs available free of charge, on a first-come, first- served basis (contact a Museum staff member for assistance). All floors are accessible by elevator. There is seating available throughout the Museum. Museum Shop is barrier-free.
Restrooms There is an accessible restroom on each floor and drinking fountains on all floors.
Service Dogs Service dogs are permitted in the building. They must obey the same policies as all other guests.
Guests should allow 1 1/2 hours for their visit if they wish to watch the 25-minute introductory video, which discusses the history of and items produced by the A. H. Heisey & Company, the glassmaking process, and background on HCA and the Museum.
We are a Blue Star Museum and also offer discounts for AARP, Ohio Golden Buckeye cards, and any Senior group from out of state.
We want your Feedback
The accessibility for guests with disabilities at the National Heisey Glass Museum is guided by guest’s comments, the Museum’s mission, and by Federal, State, and local laws. We want to hear your feedback.
Gallery Guide Click here to download pdf version of Gallery Guide.
The National Heisey Glass Museum is located at the corner of 6th and Church Streets in downtown Newark, Ohio. The main entrance to the Museum is on the east side of the building in Veterans Park. Parking is free and available in Veterans Park lot at the corner of 6th and Church Streets.
National Heisey Glass Museum
169 W. Church St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone (740) 345-2932
Photography in the National Heisey Glass Museum is allowed with the following conditions:
Photography must be conducted without disruption to Museum operations or limitation to the accessibility of entrances/exits, doorways, and high traffic areas.
Flash photography, the use of tripods, and the use of movie or video cameras are prohibited.
Photography in the National Heisey Glass Museum Collection is permitted for private, non-commercial use.
Photographs may not be reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.
If you have any questions concerning the above guidelines please contact a Museum staff member.
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