• 511 Tomlinson Ave. (Corner of 6th St. & Tomlinson Ave.) Moundsville, WV 26041
  • Open Wed. thru Sat. 1 to 4 PM March thru November

About the Museum

The Anna B. Smith House


In 1903, Charles and Birdie Burchinal purchased a large portion of the block bounded by 6th Street and Tomlinson Avenue in Moundsville and began building a house. Unable to finish the house, on August 22, 1908 the Burchinal's sold 12 parcels including the lot and house to William H. and Maria Batson. One year later, Anna Belle Smith or ``Ma Smith`` as she became known, purchased the house, had it completed, and moved in with her three daughters and two sons-in-law. The house remained the property of ``Ma Smith`` until 1942, and has since been used as offices, a residence, and finally as the Masonic Lodge. Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. agreed to purchase the property in 1988, and completed payments for ownership in 1990.

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Wednesday-Saturday 1pm - 4pm


Holidays, December, January and February.


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Undocumented Fostoria Cuttings

The Fostoria Glass Company was renowned for their ornate etchings and cuttings. The skill required to produce some of their more intricate cuttings took years of apprenticeship to attain the level of expertise. Many of the cuttings used on the Fostoria glassware is documented in Fostoria catalogs and therefore known to have been produced at the Fostoria glass factory. However, many more cuttings were done by decorating companies on Fostoria blanks and therefore are not documented. This article shows some very intricate cuttings on Fostoria pieces that we have not been able to attribute to being produced by the Fostoria Glass Company. If anyone can identify the cutting and the decorator that produced it, contact the Fostoria Glass Museum.

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Fostoria Glass Museum
PO Box 826
Moundsville, WV 26041
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