Elderhostel Glass Museum


Finger Lakes Sampler

Corning, New York

October 9-14, 2005


Watson Homestead Conference Center
the host


Mariana Rhodes told us about New York Finger Lakes Geology


Jenny Monroe talking on the Iroquois Confederation
The People of the Longhouse


visited Montour Falls

More Photos of Montour Falls


and walked through Watkins Glen

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tasted New York wine at Lakewood Vineyards

More Photos of Finger Lakes Vineyards


took a cruise with Captain Bill on Seneca Lake


went to Elmira College to view Mark Twin exhibit and his writing pavilion

More Photos of the Mark Twain Exhibit

More Photos of Elmira College


Kirk House told us about the life of Glenn Curtiss


visited the Glenn Curtiss Museum

More Photos of the Glenn Curtiss Museum


learned more about wine making at Pleasant Valley


had a picnic lunch along Keuka Lake


where Glenn Curtiss had tested an early air craft


viewed the grape growing hills along the lake


learned more about wine at Bully Hill


and toasted the fruit of the vine

More Photos of Finger Lakes wine producers


learned about Frederick Carter and Steuben Glass from Tom Dimitroff


toured the Carter Gallery


Dr. Jack Martin told us the story of Corning


introduced us to the Corning Museum of Glass

More Photos from the Corning Glass Museum


Jenny Monroe explains how one can practice glass blowing at Corning


after which we saw a demonstration in the Hot Glass show

Tom Watson, IBM founder


his boyhood home


the little Red School House he attended

on the grounds of the Watson Homestead Conference Center, our host

Elderhostel Glass Museum

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