Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Corning Museum of Glass

Last weekend we went to Niagara Falls, but on our way through New York stopped at the Corning Museum of Glass.

The museum was founded in 1951 by the Corning Glass Works and is dedicated to all things glass - 
only glass.

Once through the doors, our first stop was a glass making demonstration.  Hand blown glass making is quite labor intensive and requires a lot of skill.  It takes five or six years of training to master the craft.

I'm not sure this glass chair is very comfortable.

The museum contains over 45,000 objects behind - glass!  Making it very difficult to take pics of this beautiful chess set - Jews on one side and Catholics on the other.

 They have objects that are 3500 years old here.  This glass table and crystal chandeliers were made for the St. Louis World's Fair.

After walking through many many galleries of glass we finally came to my favorite part - the gift shop!

Unfortunately, this was one of the most expensive gift shops I've ever been in so not very many items came home with me.  It was a nice way to stretch our legs before continuing on to Canada though!


  1. I've always been fascinated by glass design. Corning ware has sort of been reborn over the last few years, only it cost a lot more to purchase it now secondhand that it did new! Who knew! :D Thanks for nice comments on my blog. I've enjoyed your trips!

  2. Great place and not very far from where I grew up.

  3. What a neat place to visit. I didn't know there was such a place.