The Urton Clock House at Ariel-Foundation Park serves as a museum and event space available for rent.

The museum provides a deeper look into the past of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass plant, one of the largest of its kind in the world, and its employees. The Foundation Park Conservancy and the Kenyon College Rural Life Center interviewed former employees of PPG to create this valuable archive along with Curators, Howard Sacks and Bill Murray.

The Urton Clock House and Museum is open May 1 through September 30, as long as volunteers are available for staffing. Hours: Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m., Saturdays from 1-5 p.m., and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. It will possibly be open on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 P.M. depending on the ability of our volunteers to host. If you would like to volunteer or have questions about open hours, please contact Marshall and Marjorie Winkle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 740-397-9692.

As the only venue with year-round heating and cooling, the Urton Clock House is perfect to rent for gatherings and events. It can hold up to 70 guests, and an event coordinator will be on site at the time of the event. The Urton Clock House is located at 10 Pittsburgh Ave. next to the Rastin Observation Tower.

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This museum preserves the history of PPG and the importance of the glass industry to our community.

 

 


Park Info

 

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 Ariel-Foundation Park, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a 250-acre civic park that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.

Visiting Hours

Ariel-Foundation Park is officially open April 1 through November 15. Some areas of the park are accessible to pedestrians year-round. Daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are no admissions or parking fees. The Rastin Observation Tower, park museum, picnic pavillions, trails and other park features are free and open to the public. The Rastin Observation Tower is closed during winter months.

 
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