Welcome to the Dorflinger Factory Museum

The Dorflinger Factory Museum will hold a giant tag sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The tag sale will include antique glass (sorry, no Dorflinger glass), household items, and much more. Proceeds will support the Museum’s educational mission.

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 two new special exhibits for 2023: “By the Book: Using Trade Catalogs and Advertisements to Identify Dorflinger Glass,” and “Reflected Brilliance: Dorflinger’s Rich Cut Oil Lamps.”  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 28 through October 1, 2023.  Full details for our special exhibits, lecture series, our Brilliant Weekend, and other events can be found on the News and Events page.