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.

The Museum is presenting three new special exhibits for 2024: “The Dorflinger Batch Books and the Glassmaking Process”; “The Ray LaTournous Windows”; and “The Art of Glass Engraving: Masterworks by the Dorflinger Companies and their Competitors (1850-1920).”  The Museum is also offering a lecture series featuring a wide range of talks on the history of northeastern Pennsylvania, cut glass, and the Dorflinger glass companies.  The Museum will also host a Brilliant Weekend and Glass Dealer Show and Sale on September 26-29, 2024.  Full details for our special exhibits, lecture series, our Brilliant Weekend, and other events can be found on our News and Events page.