Corning Glass Museum Glass Barge

The Corning Glass Museum Glass Barge is coming to the Erie Canal. The museum has taken their mobile hot shops across the globe. This all-new world class performance venue brings floating Hot Glass Demos to the Museum’s New York State neighbors along the Erie Canal and its connected waterways.

In 2017, the Glass Barge will be featured at three public waterfront events on the Erie Canal to help celebrate the kickoff of the canal’s bicentennial. The Corning Glass Museums, Hot Glass Demo Team will be providing free public hot glass programming including daily glassmaking demonstrations with invited guest artists.

The 2017 Glass Barge events are a prelude to an ambitious statewide schedule in 2018 planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of glassmaking coming to Corning from Brooklyn via the New York Harbor, the Hudson River and the Erie Canal.

For more information, you can contact 607 937-5371 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Glass Barge at Fairport Canal Days

June 2nd through June 4th. 4:30 – 5:00pm.

Glass Barge’s maiden voyage at Fairport Canal Days. Corning Museum of Glass has never taken it’s mobile hot shop out on the water in this way, and is excited to be the premier sponsor of Canal Days, one of the most popular arts festivals in New York State. Fairport Canal Days attracts more than 200 artisans, many fine food vendors, great live music and upwards of 200,000 visitors. Kick off the summer with this family friendly event, and be part of the historic launch of the Glass Barge

Fairport Canal Days runs: Friday, June 2; 4:30 pm to 9 pm Saturday, June 3; 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, June 4; 10 am to 5 pm


In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in New York State, the Corning Museum of Glass will deploy an all-female glassblowing team to the Seneca Falls Canal Fest. Along with the Women’s Rights Historical Park and the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Corning will celebrate the role of women in the shaping of our nation. Corning will take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on our women glassmakers, who make up more than 50% of the gaffers at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Seneca Falls Canal Fest runs: Friday, July 7; 5 pm – 11 pm. Saturday, July 8; 10 am – 11 pm Sunday, July 9; 10 am – 8 pm


The World Canals Conference   Sept 24th – Sept. 28th 2017

To celebrate the first year of the bicentennial of the Erie Canal (2017-2025) the World Canals Conference will be in Syracuse NY this year. The annual conference brings together hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals and scholars from around the world who share a love for these waterways, and work to preserve, interpret, and revitalize them. We are excited to share Glass Barge with this unique audience. Although the conference requires registration, there will Glass Barge events that are open to the public.



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