In this piece we bring you his take on Corning Museum Of Glass — the world famous attraction. The museum that opened in 1951 is now allowing limited access via reservations.
Jan 30 2021 11:01 | Updated Jan 30 2021 12:01
As NY State inches towards the other side of the pandemic, some attractions in New York State have opened their doors.
The” New York Sherpa”, Josiah Brown tracks them down in a series of videos on YouTube titled, “What’s Open In New York” and true to his moniker, takes us on a visual tour of each location he covers, in his typical relatable and affable style.
In this piece we bring you his take on Corning Museum Of Glass — the world famous attraction.
The museum that opened in 1951 is now allowing limited access via reservations. The Corning Museum of Glass website refers to a flood that occurred in 1972. The tropical storm caused the Chemung River to overflow into the museum. The museum’s first director Thomas S Buechner, refers to this as “possibly the greatest single catastrophe borne by an American museum.” With the coronavirus pandemic all museums are hurting alike.
But Corning Museum of Glass has their safety protocols in space so their experiences are not diluted.
The glass-blowing workshop is one not to miss. And of course, the kids activities. The museum also protects you from the winter chill, and there is enough to do in Corning for the weekend. Like Corning's Gaffer DIstrict, the downtown area is filled with boutiques to shop small and support small businesses, walk along streetscapes, eat, and stay.
Here’s Brown’s video on Corning Museum of Glass:
About Josiah Brown, he started New York’s Best Experiences® where he, “The Sherpa” recommends New York State’s best kept secrets. He coined the tagline “Because We’ve Been There”, because well, he has.
Brown is also the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You™ and creator of the New York’s Best Experiences Travel Guide, helping the first time traveler plan their trip. New York is such an amazing state, and the Sherpa, with his guide and his travel shows and own personal experience, knows how to give personal recommendations to ensure a vacay success. He is also presently chair of NYSTIA ( New York State Tourism Industry Association).