In 60 days, The Corning Museum of Glass will turn 60! Join us in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the official opening on May 19, 1951. Special activities will run throughout the day! Plus, no admission fees all day!
Founded in 1951 as a not-for-profit institution, The Corning Museum of Glass has grown to become the worlds best glass museum, with a collection of more than 45,000 objects, a world-class Studio, and the renowned Rakow Research Library.Learn more
about the special event.
Reminisce in the magic of Christmas mornings gone by with the Treasures Under the Tree Toy Exhibit
at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art
. On display now through January 3, 2011, the Rockwell Museum will be transformed into a Western Wonderland, including a special Holiday Toy Exhibit in the Remington and Russell Lodge.
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Visitors are invited to travel back through time to see treasures under the tree. The holiday exhibit will feature a selection of children's vintage toys and memorabilia from the Victorian era, and also will include selections from the 1920's and 1950's. A holiday tree, adorned with Victorian ornaments, will set the scene for the celebration of treasures under the tree on the Western stoned-faced hearth in The Remington and Russell Lodge.
Some visitors may recall memories of the Rockwell Toy Collection' that Bob and Hertha Rockwell collected during their lifetimes. While no longer on permanent display, the holiday season is the perfect time to bring selected objects back for the community to enjoy.
This year create a new holiday tradition by making your own glass ornaments at The Corning Museum of Glass
. Work along side professional gaffers (glass blowers) to create a beautiful glass ornament that you will treasure for generations. Best of all? It is affordable.
When visiting the museum don't forget to stop by the Christmas tree made completely out of glass ornaments!Read more holiday tips.
Budget Travel readers voted the Finger Lakes as the most beautiful wine region in the world. We are on a mission to visit places Finger Lakes Wine Country Facebook
fans recommend as their favorite "most beautifuls" and share our journey with you.
Tour 4 travels bring us to Cornings Gaffer District, touring the streets and stopping at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, The Corning Museum of Glass, the West End Gallery, the Corning Community College Planetarium.
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from today's trip. You can also use the Itinerary Builder
to build your own custom adventure.Corning's Gaffer District
A shopping, dining, and entertainment center in the Finger Lakes. The tree-lined streets beckon you to linger from one place to the next.Rockwell Museum of Western Art
An amazing museum that displays the best Western and Native American art in the east. Corning Museum of Glass
Here you can explore, research, touch, work with, and interact with glass.Palace Theatre
A beautifully restored movie theater on Market Street. West End Gallery
Offers art pieces from more than 40 artists, plus admission is always free. Gaffer Grille & Tap Room
They offer culinary delights and a great Finger Lakes wine list. The Cellar
A casual Market Street restaurant, featuring a great Finger Lakes wine list. Gaffer District Historic Walking Tour
Tour 19 places, learning about local legends and the history behind the districts architecture. Information Center of Corning
Make this your first stop when you visit Corning. You can attraction tickets here, plus the staff is very helpful in answering your questions. Bottles & Corks
Offers Finger Lakes wine tastings every Friday and Saturday.The Planetarium at Corning Community College
- A valuable astronomical resource in the Finger Lakes. They offer multimedia shows and the opportunity to observe the night sky on the first and third Fridays of the month.