This summer began with a long anticipated and welcomed road trip to Lockport, New York for a family wedding. However, this was not the first long drive my wife and I had taken to her hometown.

Yet this trip would be different, since it involved a slight detour, a two-hour detour to be exact. My wife wanted to share one of her fondest childhood experiences with me, and I was excited to create a new memory with her at The Corning Museum of Glass.  

"Since its opening in 1951, The Corning Museum of Glass has had one mission: to tell the world about glass. The Museum has grown exponentially over the years. Its history is a story of innovation, perseverance and immense community and corporate support. Today, the Museum’s scholarship and outreach is felt around the world."

These works of art represent just a sample of the artwork that live within the walls of the museum. I was a bit sad not being unable to take part in all that activities available or absorb all the knowledge available. Yet this detour for a brief moment reignited my childhood passion for art and science.  

If you are ever looking for a weekend getaway I definitely recommend this as an adventure you won't soon forget.

Corning Museum of Glass