Bus Trip Planned
The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) is sponsoring a full-day trip to Hammondsport and Corning on Tuesday May 15 in a Hale Transportation bus. This trip will give participants the opportunity to tour both the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport and the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning.
The Curtiss Museum features displays of early aircraft, motorcycles, and engines, many of which were manufactured in the Hammondsport factory of aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss. Also on display are Curtiss family art and turn of the century furnishings and memorabilia.
The Corning Museum of Glass, where participants will have a two-hour guided tour, is well-known for its comprehensive glass collection representing 35 centuries of glass from around the world. One of the special exhibitions in May will be “Curious & Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library”. The Juliette K. & Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glass making.
Registration forms are available at www.OneontaHistory.org, at GOHS' Facebook page, and at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main Street. The cost of the trip is $90.00 and the registration deadline is April 24. Part of the registration fee will be a donation to GOHS. For more information, call Bill or Marge Pietraface at (607) 432-1385.