Thursday, July 12, 2012

DST Day 3, 12 July 2012:: Corning, NY

Took the free shuttle bus to the CMOG. Fabulous glass work (above) at  the Frederick Carder Gallery of the Corning Museum of Glass which is a world class facility. The "Flood of '72 Community, Collections and Conservation" exhibit at the Rakow Research Library is a testament to the resilience and resourcefulness of the museum's staff and the people of Corning. "On June 23, 1972, Corning and the surrounding communities were devastated by a major flood, as a result of the tropical storm Agnes. At the Museum, hundreds of objects were broken, more than half of the Library’s materials were saturated with flood water, and the facility was covered with a thick layer of slime and mud. This exhibit chronicles the determination of Museum staff and the community to rebuild, and sheds light on the unique conservation techniques that were used to restore Library materials." Source -

We purchased a combination ticket and took the shuttle to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, another attraction well worth the visit in Corning.  This view is from the patio roof.

Today's Distance: 0 km Total Distance: 376 km

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