Mid Century Modern with Mike Shook

Mike Shook


With the dawn of the twentieth century came many advancements in the way man viewed the world we live in. Rapid growth and discovery gave way to innovations that were only dreams. Many dreams were put on hold due to a series of historic events. However, the positivity and passion of America’s dreamers did not waver. The transformative power of manufacturing, technology, science, medicine, and the arts were moving at warp speed with a renewed confidence in the future. A generation was born surrounded by the promise of a modern future. Now more than ever, new generations have embraced the magic created during America’s Mid Century Modern Era.

Hosted at the Ohio Glass Museum on June 23 at 1 p.m.

About the Presenter

Michael is a native of Lancaster, Ohio. Attended Ohio University. He is a 4-year USAF veteran, with service in Korea and Vietnam and is a 40-year member of the American Legion and a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Michael has been active in his community volunteering for Foundation Dinners and Foundation Shelters. Oversaw United Way Campaigns for Anchor Hocking. Former President of Lancaster Soccer Association. Michael’s was an accomplished glass & tooling designer for Anchor Hocking, Federal Glass, Kerr Glass & Wheaton Glass. Over Michael’s professional career, he held positions managing multimillion dollar projects. Michael has received glass design patents. He has traveled extensively for international business to Europe, South America, Mexico, Japan and China. Michael retired as Director of New Product Development from Anchor Hocking after 37 years. Upon retirement Michael started a successful consulting business. Michael has served on Ohio Glass Museum Board of Directors for 14 years and was elected as Board President in January 2019. After leasing the building currently occupy by the museum, Michael oversaw the successful purchase for the building in September of 2019. As Board President Michael has overseen and managed museum expansion projects. During his tenure the Museum has experienced rapid growth and prosperity while continuing to enhance the Glass Museum visitor experience. Michael recently stepped down as Board President but remains an active Glass Museum Board Member.

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