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Corning, New York: The Crystal City: Overview

This guide focuses on the glass-related history of the Corning, New York, and surrounding area, including local resources, special collections, and topics unique to Corning's glass history.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of glassmaking coming to Corning, New York, the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass decided to put together this resource guide to help visitors to our website, our city, and our Museum learn more about area history and the legacy of glassmaking in Corning. We also encourage you to visit the Crystal City Gallery at the Museum, which was completely reinstalled in Spring 2018!