Unique glass museum 'floating' through Capital Region

June 21, 2018 02:13 PM

TROY – A unique "floating museum" is making several stops in the Capital Region. The GlassBarge from the Corning Museum of Glass is not made of glass, though. Instead, they make glass on it.

"We're coming up the Hudson River, we're retracing the steps of the Brooklyn Flint Glassworks which traveled to Corning, became the Corning Glassworks in 1868," said Jeff Marks, the Hot Glass Program Supervisor.

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The barge is following the Hudson River and then the Erie Canal to showcase the art and technology of making glass.

"We're sharing our passion for this magical and ancient material, glass with the public. All of our demos are free," said Steve Gibbs, Sr. Manager of Business Development and Technology. "We're doing live glass-making demonstrations."

Demonstrations on the barge are free. It is docked in Troy Thursday and Friday, Waterford this weekend and then it's off to Amsterdam and Canajoharie.

MORE INFORMATION: GlassBarge: Corning Museum of Glass


John Craig

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