Anchor Hocking Glass Museum

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History of the Museum

Ground Breaking Ceremony - January 2, 2000

Ground Breaking Ceremony with Philip and Barbara This would be the culmination of two years of work. The building was originally designed for my model railroad.
Foundation Laying Picture Three layers of plastic were installed under the reinforcement rods in the concrete slab.
Foundation Completed Picture The museum slab was finished and ready to walk on just 10 hours after the concrete pouring began.
Walls Construction Starts The initial three walls were constructed lying flat on the concrete slab.
Three Walls Up After the first three walls were finished, they were raised into position.
Center Supports are Added The main center support beam was constructed by building support towers at each end of the building.
Roof The entire roof was installed during the 100+ degree days of summer.
Trench A deep trench had to be dug from the house to the museum to carry the new electrical line.
Drainage A drainage system was installed next to the porch.
Tie wall put in. A railroad tie wall was constructed along the west and south sides of the museum.
Glassware finds its way into the museum while work is being done outside. Before the glass display cabinets were delivered, all the glass for the museum was lined up on the newly carpeted floor.
The cabinets finally arrive. A double-thickness plywood ramp had to be constructed from the museum to the street. The ramp was used to bring in the incredibly heavy display cabinets.
The truck backing onto the property. It took three people nine hours to unload 40 display cabinets.
The first row of cabinets find their way into the museum. The display cabinets were lined up in the middle of the museum first. All the glass on the floor was piled into the cabinets as they were brought in.
Boxed sets are inside the house waiting for space to be made available in the museum. All these boxed sets were moved from my home to the museum.
Unpacked boxes from all the glassware. Just a few of the boxes unpacked right after the display cabinets were received.
Aisles filled with boxed sets and glassware. The suspended ceiling was installed over the cabinets and boxed sets covering the aisles.
Ceiling added. Because the display cabinets were received early, the suspended ceiling was installed with all the glass in the cabinets and boxed sets on the floor.
Frosted Glass in Cabinets Some of the numerous hand-painted pitchers and glasses on display in the museum.
Glassware on display Some of the 1,000 pitchers on display in the museum.
To get the boxed sets off the museum floor shelves were built. Eventually, red oak shelves were installed on the walls over the display cabinets. This is where the 250+ boxed sets are displayed.

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