Welcome to the Dorflinger Factory Museum

The Dorflinger Factory Museum is a regional industrial heritage museum celebrating the history and craftsmanship of the Dorflinger glass companies in Brooklyn, New York and White Mills, Pennsylvania. The Dorflinger companies produced fine lead crystal table ware for U.S. Presidents, governments, and wealthy individuals during the Gilded Age. Housed in the factory’s restored 1883 Cutting Shop and ca. 1888 Factory Office, the museum is home to a premier collection of Dorflinger glass. Exhibits explore the history of the company and its visionary leader, Christian Dorflinger, how this remarkable glass was made and decorated, and how it was used in society.

Before visiting, please read our COVID-19 Guidance for visitors.  The Museum is presenting two new special exhibits this year: “Bowls of Holiday Cheer:  Eighteen Dorflinger Punch Bowls”, and “John S. O’Connor:  Dorflinger’s Design Genius”.  The Museum is also offering a lecture series featuring a wide range of talks on the history of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Dorflinger glass companies.  The Museum will also host a Brilliant Weekend and Glass Dealer Show and Sale on September 30-October 3, 2021. Full details for this and other events can be found on the News and Events page.