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Stories from the Crystal City

The History Channel awarded The Corning Museum of Glass a Save Our History grant to partner with Corning Community College and the High School Learning Center for "Stories from the Crystal City," a history project to preserve the memories of Corning-area glass factory workers. The program is an Emmy Award-winning initiative designed to further historic preservation and education and fund preservation projects that bring communities together, engage students in the preservation of their local history and communicate the importance of saving local history for future generations. The project focused on individuals working in area glass factories, with emphasis on the era following World War II. Students from the High School Learning Center filmed interviews with local participants and created a documentary which aired in June 2008. The interviews were added to the collection of the Rakow Research Library and are available to researchers.