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60 Years - Museum as a Center of Community

The Corning Museum of Glass has always been a cultural, educational, and economic center for the surrounding region. Groups, such as the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, rent the Museum's auditorium and other public spaces for performances and other activities. Almost all of the Museum's public events—from artists' lectures to the popular 2300° program—are free. In addition, free admission for young people results in visits to the Museum by more than 13,000 regional schoolchildren each year. This video features Marie McKee, then-president of The Corning Museum of Glass.