— Along with the autumn leaves comes the annual end-of-season sale at the Dorflinger Glass Museum Gift Shop.
Beginning Oct. 2 until the winter closing on Nov. 30, items in the shop are 20 percent off.
The museum shop’s selection of unique glass gifts includes handblown American-made ornaments, unusual paperweights, suncatchers, glass animals, vases, and more. There is also a large selection of handcrafted glass jewelry. The sale excludes books and previously discounted merchandise. All proceeds from the shop benefit the museum.
The shop and the Dorflinger Glass Museum are open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. through the month of October. During November, the museum and shop are open only during weekend hours.
There is still time to see the 2013 special exhibit, “Lighting the Way: Dorflinger Oil Lamps,” a display of rare cut glass oil lamps made by the C. Dorflinger & Sons glass factory in White Mills. The highlight of the exhibit is a Belmont pattern banquet lamp recently gifted to the museum by Jean Wilson in memory of her husband, Jim. Lamps from private collections fill out the exhibit.
The Dorflinger Glass Museum is located in the former home of renowned glassmaker Christian Dorflinger. Set in the middle of the 600-acre Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, the museum exhibits the largest collection of Dorflinger glass in the United States. Additional exhibits show glass made by other Wayne County glass factories.
The village of White Mills lies halfway between Hawley and Honesdale on Route 6. At the blinking light adjacent to the Pennsylvania Historic Marker in White Mills, turn and go up the steep hill (Elizabeth Street) for 6/10 of a mile to the stop sign at a second blinking light. Continue on for 1/10 of a mile to the entrance of the Sanctuary on your right. If you have GPS capabilities, the museum is located at Latitude N 41.53475, Longitude W 75.19486.
For additional information, please call 570-253-1185 or visit www.dorflinger.org.