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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 Dick Murray.

For 2021, the Urton Clock House and Museum will be open specific dates and times (see schedule below). It will possibly be open throughout the week as staff are available.If you have a group that would like to tour the park/Clock House, please contact 740-398-6603.

Saturday, May 29 1-5 PM
Sunday, May 30 5-8 PM
Monday, May 31 1-5 PM
Friday, June 18 5-9 PM
Saturday, July 17 5-9 PM
Thursday, Aug. 12 1-5 PM
Friday, Aug. 13 1-5 PM
Saturday, Aug. 14 1-5 PM
Sunday, Aug. 15 1-5 PM
Friday, Aug. 27 5-9 PM
Saturday, Sept. 4 1-5 PM
Sunday, Sept. 5 6-9 PM
Monday, Sept. 6 1-5 PM
Sunday, Sept. 26 2-5 PM

If you would like to volunteer or have questions about open hours, please contact Susan Kahrl at [email protected].

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



 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 open during winter months, as long as weather allows.

Contact Us

Foundation Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 644, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

Mount Vernon City Parks Department
1700 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

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