and Historic Sites in Corning/Elmira area
Art Museum, Elmira, Chemung County
The Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, Chemung
County. has a permanent collection of 17th, 18th & 19th century paintings
and sculpture. The museum also hosts a wide variety of traveling exhibits. 607-734-3697.
Glass Center, Corning, Steuben County
The Corning Glass Center in
Steuben County is one of the most populat destinations in Western New York. The
center is actually a complex of four attractions:The Corning Museum of Glass
offers the world's greatest collection of glass, dating from 1400 B.C., through
the 20th century. 607-937-5371. Both serious students and tourists work with glass
at The Museum Studio, 607-974-6467. Hands-on exhibits and live demonstrations
are offered at the Hall of Science and Technology. Finally, The Steuben
Factory is the only place on the planet where Steuben glass artisans create
masterpieces from molten glass.
Glenn Curtiss Museum,
Hammondsport, Steuben County
Aircraft and engines, that's what you'll find
at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. Curtiss, pioneer aviator and inventor
of the small engine, loved motorcycles. The museum also shows turn-of-the-century
Steuben County life. 607-569-2160. Or check out their website.
Battlefield, Elmira, Chemung County
Newtown Battlefield and Sullivan's
Monument mark the site of Gen. Sullivan's Revolutionary War victory over the Seneca
and British forces. Today a beautiful 330-acre county park, Newtown offers family
camping, hiking and picnicking. Newtown Battlefield, Elmira. 607-732-6067.
The Rockwell Museum, Corning, Steuben County
Museum boasts the largest collection of western American art in the eastern United
States. Also featured are Native American artifacts. 607-937-5386.
National Soaring Museum, Elmira, Chemung County. 607-734-3128.