WHITE MILLS - Expert glass engraver Harold Gross from Corning, New York will be conducting glass engraving demonstrations at the Dorflinger Factory Museum on Route 6 in White Mills, on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27. These special engraving demonstrations are being held as part of the Wally Lake Fest celebrations.
Mr. Gross is a former glass engraver at the Steuben factory in Corning, New York. This is a rare opportunity to see an expert glass engraver at work, and to learn about the engraving process. Glass engraving was used at the Dorflinger glass factory in White Mills from 1867-1921 to add detailed decoration including monograms and Presidential coats of arms to Dorflinger’s fine cut glass tableware.
The engraving demonstrations will take place during The Dorflinger Factory Museum’s normal hours of operation, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Light refreshments will be served on Saturday. There will be no charge for admission to the Museum or for the engraving demonstrations.
The Dorflinger Factory Museum is home to a premier collection of Dorflinger glass. The Museum offers exhibits on the glassmaking process and the history of the Dorflinger companies in Brooklyn, New York and White Mills, Pennsylvania. The Museum is housed in the restored 1883 Dorflinger Cutting Shop and the restored 1888 Factory Office building.
Displays include a complete period dining room set with Dorflinger glass, and Dorflinger’s special order glass, including the state table services for several Presidential administrations. The Museum is also home to the Ray LaTournous collection, an extensive collection of Dorflinger glass from all periods of the Dorflinger factory’s operation.
The Dorflinger Factory Museum is located at the blinking light at the corner of Route 6 and Elizabeth Street in White Mills, midway between Hawley and Honesdale.
[Editor’s note: The Dorflinger Factory Museum is a separate museum from Dorflinger Glass Museum, which is located on top the hill in White Mills, at the Dorflinger Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary.]