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CORNING, NEW YORK

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

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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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.



Date Notes
11/16/2014
2014 Special Exhibitions at the Corning Museum of Glass: Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass and Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries. 2014 Special Exhibition at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art: On Fire: The Nancy & Alan Cameros Collection of Southwestern Pottery.

Coordinated by Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center.


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