In the late 1800s, a religious fervor swept America resulting in a proliferation of church building and ornamentation. Small towns along the St. Lawrence were no different, although they were blessed to have within the North Country a glass-art studio of prodigious talent. For over 80 years, the Horwood & Sons studio produced hundreds, if not thousands, of windows for local communities of various denominations.
On this special tour, we will focus our study in Ogdensburg to see The First Baptist, St. John’s Episcopal, The First Presbyterian and Notre Dame Catholic churches. Decipher the tell-tale marks of each maker, examine architectural elements of the windows as well as the allegorical stories, and compare the work from the Horwood studio with Connick Associates and Franz Mayer. If you love the colors and majesty of stained glass, this is a not-to-miss opportunity to see beautiful art and have the mysteries of the craft explained.
This tour will be led by glass scholar and Horwood Glass Museum founder, David Martin.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 2 p.m.
FEE: $45 for members and $55 for non-members.