The Tiffin Glassware factory operated for 95 years, from 1889, until 1984. During this nearly century-long span, the factory went through numerous different hands, bankruptcy, and ownership by several companies. But through it all, the factory provided jobs to the people of Tiffin Ohio, and specialized in making the finest quality glassware. The factory made tableware for such major companies as Macy’s, Montgomery-Ward, Sears and Roebuck, and Tiffany’s, just to mention a few!
In 1998, the Tiffin Glass Museum was opened to celebrate and remember the fine art of glassware, specifically those made by the factory of Tiffin Ohio. Today the museum houses more than 2,000 specimens, displayed and arranged chronologically in oaken cabinets. Walk through the museum and see a hundred years of kitchenware history progress before your very eyes. The collection contains all manner of glassware in every color you could imagine. The Tiffin Glass Museum is really a place like none other.
The museum can be found at 25 South Washington Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. You can tour the museum free of charge from 1:00–5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. If you want a schedule a tour at a different time, you can call the museum at 419.448.0200.
If you would like to read the entire history of the Tiffin Glass Factory, you can find it at TiffinGlass.org.