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Harvest Homecoming

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September 22, 2018 9:00am to 5:00pm
Harvest Homecoming

Celebrate the hometown arrival of The Corning Museum of Glass gaffers who’ve been travelling with GlassBarge. September 22 marks the day that our statewide tour of the Erie Canal and New York State waterways comes to an end. To celebrate, we’re throwing a party as only the Museum can. Join us as we mark this important homecoming and the arrival of the autumn season in New York state.

You won't want to miss:

  • Special demos celebrating GlassBarge in the Amphitheater Hot Shop at 1:15, 2:45 and 4:15 pm
  • A display from the New York State Canal Corps
  • Performances by the Corning Area Community Concert Band at 1–1:15, 1:30–2, and 2:30–2:45 pm
  • The Glass Farmers Market
  • Favorite summer demos back for the day
    • Story of the Crystal City in the Amphitheater Hot Shop: 2 and 3:30 pm
    • Glass Cutting Demos: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
  • Make Your Own Glass experiences — especially pumpkins!
  • Favorite fall treats at the Cafe Express
  • Harvest Festival in the Gaffer District

GlassBarge gaffers' homecoming

GlassBarge gaffers' homecoming
Over the past four months, our gaffers have brought the wonder and joy of glassmaking from Brooklyn to Buffalo and all the way back to Corning. During the course of this journey, they have toured the state, provided free, live glassmaking demonstrations, and accompanied GlassBarge throughout her tour. Join us as we welcome them back to their hometown hot shop and celebrate the end of a truly remarkable summer.

 

GlassBarge demos redux

GlassBarge demos redux
See the gaffers who were touring with GlassBarge on their “home turf” in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, live demonstrations as we reflect back on the summer's amazing GlassBarge journey. Watch gaffers recreate some of their favorite “port creations” and pieces from the GlassBarge tour.

 

New York State Canal Corps display

New York State Canal Corps display
Our friends and partners from the New York State Canal Corps will join us in the Amphitheater, with a informational display.

Make a day of it

Make a day of it
From noon to 5 pm, walk across Centerway Bridge or use the Museum’s free shuttle bus to enjoy both the Gaffer District’s Harvest Festival in downtown Corning, and special events at The Corning Museum of Glass. At 7 pm, gather in Riverfront Park for a tribute to the glassmaking industry’s 150 year history in Corning, and enjoy fireworks at 7:30 pm.

 

Glass Farmers Market

Glass Farmers Market
Our amazing and annual Glass Farmers Market has arrived a little early, and just in time for our GlassBarge Homecoming celebration. This tradition brings everything you’d want from a fall farmers market, to the Museum and in glass. From pumpkins galore to acorns and gourds, you will surely find your perfect pick.

 

Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!
GlassBarge homecoming just happens to coincide with our favorite time of year–pumpkin season! See hundreds of glass pumpkins in our Shops, watch as our gaffers make pumpkins in the Hot Shops, and, even Make Your Own Glass pumpkin at The Studio.

 

Corning Area Community Concert Band

Corning Area Community Concert Band
What’s a homecoming without a band? The Corning Area Community Concert Band will be joining us from 1 to 3 pm in the Amphitheater Hot Shop to provide the soundtrack for our gaffers hometown arrival. Enjoy the festive sights and sounds of live glassmaking and live music.

 

Fall treats at Cafe Express

Fall treats at Cafe Express
Our Café Express will be open and serving special treats. Enjoy fall treats as you celebrate the culmination of the GlassBarge tour, our gaffers arrival, and Corning pride with us.

 

Summer demos reprised

Summer demos reprised
Our special summer activities and demos will be back for this one day only! See The Story of the Crystal City and Glass Cutting demos, and make your own glass rubbings one last time before this epic year–and journey–comes to an end.