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Trio of American Genius: Mark Twain, Glenn Curtiss and Frederick Carder

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Mark Twain
Sam Clemens married Livy Langdon in Elmira in 1870. Over the next 20 summers, Twain wrote his most famous novels there at Quarry Farm. Visit the Farm and join our lively discussion with a Twain scholar about this most beloved author and his family. Elmira College professor and Director for the Center for Mark Twain Studies, Dr. Barbara Snedecor will instruct.

Glenn Curtiss: Father of Naval Aviation
The "father of naval aviation" had humble beginnings in Hammondsport, NY. He set motorcycle speed records and worked with Alexander Graham Bell. Celebrate the 105th anniversary of the "June Bug" flight that launched Curtiss' naval aviation career. Retired Glenn Curtiss Museum director and aviation historian, Kirk House, will instruct.

Frederick Carder And Steuben Glass
Frederick Carder began Steuben Glass in 1903, and until his death at age 100, continued to refine processes for hot glass manufacture, coloration and surface decoration. Some say he sparked the Studio Glass movement that defines art glass today. We will use the collections of Carder Steuben at the Corning Museum of Glass as well as expertise of museum docents and local collectors.

Coordinated by Watson Homestead Conference Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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