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The Days of Incandescence


Did you know that sometime between 1879 and 1880 young inventor Thomas Edison sent someone to Corning to enlist the glass company’s help in creating the special glass envelopes needed to make Edison’s vision of spreading light into every home a reality? What no one expected, however, was the role a mysterious young boy would play in making that all come true. “The Days of Incandescence” is a special 12-day celebration from October 19th-31st inspired by the actual history and the rather curious mystery behind Corning’s role in making those special glass bulbs for Thomas Edison’s incandescent lamp and, as a result, it’s role in helping spread light across the world. This multi-day celebration features a collection of events at various locations throughout Corning’s Gaffer District taking place on various days and times. For the complete list of events (including locations, dates and times), visit the Days of Incandescence website and stay tuned for more updates!

Corning's Gaffer District
  • 114 Pine St
  • Corning, NY 14830