The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia


Photograph from the Kuhnert Collection
DR Herbert Kuhnert Collection

The Marble Museum was fortunate to receive an early collection of German letters, photographs, and artifacts concerning German marble research. Roger Miller originally did the research in the 1960s. This collection includes an original 100-page manuscript about the history of Elias Greiner Vetters Shon written by DR Herbert Kuhnert, the son of the founder of Kuhnert Glasshutte.

The Vitro Agate Company Collection:

The Marble Museum has received the surviving Vitro Agate Company archives donated by The Dolton Family. The collection includes over 100 historical company photographs, marble machine blueprints, 100s of letters and artifacts that give a rare look into the most successful and oldest American marble company.

Glass Art and Marble Art:

The Marble Museum still has a large focus on collecting contemporary glass art orbs and marbles, hand painted contemporary china marbles, contemporary marble memorabilia, and marble subject paintings. We would like to thank the dozens of artists and collectors that have contributed to our museum project. Thank You!

(1-1/2" Hand Painted China Marble)
Donated by Gregg Pessman

Photograph Restoration Projects:

As of 2003, we have been able to restore dozens of historical National Marbles Tournament photographs. We are restoring the Elias Greiner and Kuhnert Glasshutte photographs. Negatives and new enlarged prints are made of each picture to preserve the history and intrigue of times gone by.


The National Marble Museum's newsletter for 2003 continues to offer the best newsletter for the marble collector. Filled with informative new articles, information and pictures which can be found no where else.

The organization has received permission to reprint the American Dialect Society's two articles on marble "words". The articles are a treasure of information collected in the 1950s. You will have fun reading "The Vocabulary of Marble Playing" by Kelsie B. Harder and
"More Marble Words" by Josiah H. Combs.

(01) Turtle Bay Exploration Park 2003

A copy of the original ad for the 2003 marble show.

There will be articles and pictures on new marble discoveries, marble history, and contemporary glass artists. Take a look into the former Ravenswood Marble Company and into the inventions, marbles, and games of Art Fisher and The Vitro-Agate Company. Discover the wonderful world of marbles

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Web Site:

Ralph from Glasswurx is a valued museum member that has been volunteering his time to create new web pages for the web site. His creativity, energy, and knowledge of web development will help to continue to make this web site one of the most visited sites about marbles.

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