Elmira New York Museums
Heading north on Route 15, the southern Finger Lakes in New York are home to some of the most beautiful, scenic parks and trails in the world. This weekend on the southern fingers of the lakes offers great views of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the Hudson River and the Niagara River, as well as the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls.
Visit the wineries and breweries on Keuka Lake, enjoy a meal on the water or visit the excellent museum honoring American aviation pioneers. The museum room displays gliders and gliders from the 1890s, when the first models were made. Check out the collection of glider models, some of which are up to 200 years old, floating over Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. Today, the museum collection has grown over the last century to over 200 boats built in the Finger Lakes Islands region.
Other attractions include galleries, shops, restaurants and museums on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the Niagara River in the Finger Lakes region.
If you are an art or literature lover visiting Finger Lakes, Elmira is a must see. If you're interested in art, history, literature, architecture, art history or history in general, there are a few places in Elmria, New York that are worth taking a few minutes to get an idea of. We spent 3 hours at the Corning Museum of Glass and planned to attend a workshop. After enjoying the view and taking a bath, we walked along the shores of Lake Erie before heading for the lake. While we were in Hammondsport and the city centre, which we visited during our visit to the museum, it is worth a visit.
The day allowed some travel time to the Washington, DC region, but not too much time in Elmira, New York, due to our travel times to Washington DC and region.
We visited Elmira on a day when the garage museum was empty and the Red Car was handed over to its intended purpose by the Society for the Preservation of Monuments. If you want to see this small, free museum, make sure you visit it at this time, the exhibits are open at the same times as our study, and you can visit some of the more interesting exhibits for those of you who would like to take a guided tour yourself. We continued to the New York State Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut, where we saw the best popcorn in town, as some residents call it.
After a safe encounter with a live rattlesnake made of wood, we came to a live rattlesnake, which is exhibited in the Nature Centre of the museum.
The museum also has other exhibits about life in Chemung County, including a room dedicated to rotating exhibits that illuminate the towns of the district. Visitors are welcome to visit the historic buildings, which include the old town hall, the city library and the former district court. There is a large exhibition on the history of the Finger Lakes region in the state of New York, but we found the largest exhibit in the museum, as well as a small exhibition dedicated to the ecological development of the Finger Lakes.
It is easy to spend several hours in the Glass Museum and offers a great view of Corning's historic area and its highly regarded gift shop on site. The museum offers free admission for adults and young people up to 17 years of age and free parking in the parking lot behind the museum. This allowed us some time to explore the historic areas of Coring and the impressive museum, but it was easy for us to spend several hours in the museum in Glass. CMOGs offer a variety of special events, including the annual New York State Fair, the Great American Beer Festival and other local events.
You can make a donation to the project or buy it for a limited time at the museum gift shop for $5 per person or $10 per family. To learn more about the John W. Jones Museum and the Glass Museum in Glass, visit johnwjonesmuseum.com. Fun follows with more fun things and sights to see in Elmira New York as well as links to some of our favorite places in the area.
The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M. and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family for the John W. Jones Museum and Glass Museum.
Housed in a former bank building, the museum offers an overview of many aspects of the area's history, including its links to the city. A step further is a small but interesting Mark Twain exhibition, which contains photos and other Twain memorabilia from his summer stay in Elmira. The exhibition contains some of Twain's most famous works of art, but unfortunately it was closed during our visit, so our lasting impression of what we called "mass production" came. The 2 p.m. guided tour included a short history lesson about Twain and his life and work, going a little deeper than most of Twain's exhibits, with the focus on most of his personal lives, not his work.