When Steve and I were planning our trip to New England and I mentioned wanting to visit the Corning Museum of Glass, he nodded indulgently, resigned to spending time looking at casserole dishes. After all, the term "Corningware" was as much a part of his mother's arsenal of cooking equipment when he was growing up as it has been in our kitchen since we married. The percentage of meals I've prepared through the years WITHOUT a single piece of Corningware is probably very small. The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, has a minuscule display of vintage Corningware tucked in a corner. The vast majority of this incredible museum features stunning glass artistry and vibrant colors, beginning with the amazing Chilhuly creation near the entrance.
The museum is also devoted to history and education. The displays will take you through the evolution and important uses of glass, and hot glass demonstrations are conducted throughout the day.
Corning Museum of Glass website is full of great information that will certainly entice you to plan your own visit when you're in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. There is a cafe inside, and the gift shop has items in a wide range of prices. It is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.