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GlassBarge: Fairport

The Corning Museum of Glass presents GlassBarge, featuring free public glassmaking demonstrations!

The Corning Museum GlassBarge will be making a port-of-call at Fairport from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, as part of its summer-long voyage up the Hudson River and across the Erie Canal. Free glassmaking demonstrations will be presented aboard GlassBarge from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Packetts Landing. To reserve tickets for demonstrations, visit cmog.org/glassbarge. (Tickets will become available 4 weeks prior to the event.)

GlassBarge commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company—now known as Corning Incorporated—relocating to Corning via the New York waterways by canal barge. In celebration of this pivotal journey, CMoG is recreating the voyage with GlassBarge—a 30’ x 80’ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour emphasizes the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture, and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial.