Corning, N.Y. (WENY)-- The Corning Museum of Glass is inviting you to take a trip through history with its latest Behind The Glass event.
Tonight, well-known flame-workers will be hosting a special program and live flame-working demonstration at the museum. It focuses on the 300-year history of traveling flame-workers, who went around the world entertaining and educating audiences on the art, science, and skill of glassmaking. The event will feature flame-workers Caitlin Hyde, Bandhu Dunham, David Sandidge, and Eric Goldschmidt. Organizers say this show will be unlike any other at the Corning Museum of Glass.
"We'll start off with a short lecture on the history of these traveling flame-workers, and then we'll follow that up with a full hour of demonstrations by our fantastic flame-working troupe," says Rebecca Hopman, the Outreach Librarian at the Corning Museum of Glass. "The first 50 kids under the age of 17 through the door will get a free piece of glass made by our talented troupe members, so we really want to encourage parents to bring their kids along with them tonight," she adds.
Tonight's event, The Grand Bohemian Troupe of Fancy Glass Workers, is happening at the museum from 6:30pm to 8pm. No museum fee is required, attendance is free and open to everyone.