Stories from the Crystal City

Stories from the Crystal City

Grant Helps Local Teens Save Our History

The History Channel awarded The Corning Museum of Glass a $8,460 Save Our History grant to partner with Corning Community College and the High School Learning Center for “Stories from the %%Crystal%% City,” a history project to preserve the memories of Corning-area glass factory workers. The program is an Emmy Award-winning initiative designed to further historic preservation and education and fund preservation projects that bring communities together, engage students in the preservation of their local history and communicate the importance of saving local history for future generations.

The project focused on individuals working in area glass factories, with emphasis on the era following World War II. Students from the High School Learning Center filmed interviews with local participants and created a documentary which was shown in June 2008. The interviews have been added to the collection of the Rakow Research Library and made available to researchers.

Contact Regan Brumagen at 607.438.5341 for more information.