About the event:
February is Troy Night Out's 9th birthday, and we share our birthday month with Louis Comfort Tiffany's birthday. Troy, NY is holds one of the largest Tiffany Glass collections in the world. Louis Tiffany was born on February 18th, 1848. His father, Charles, is known as the founder of Tiffany & Company, but Louis made a name for himself in the art of glassmaking. You have probably seen his work in the windows of many of Troy's churches.
Tiffany Glass Tour:
Kick off TNO with a guided tour of three venues that house some of Troy’s Tiffany Glass collection from 2pm -5pm. The tour will be guided by Tom Carroll of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway and RiverSpark Heritage Area. Donations suggested to help restore and protect Troy’s Tiffany heritage. This year’s beneficiary is St. Paul’s Church. The tour will start at Monument Square. Seating is limited, reserve a space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518)279-7997.
From Executive Director Downtown Troy BID Erin Pihlaja: “Troy boasts some of the best in Tiffany glass in the world and many of the facilities that house these works are in need of repair. We are really hoping to spread the word that there is this special collection in Troy and to help raise money to preserve and protect them.”
The tour will depart from Monument Square at 251 River St. at 2 PM. It will start at SAGE Colleges Bush Memorial building at approximately 2:15 PM until 2:50 PM. The tour will then head to the Troy Public Library on Second St. to arrive at 3 PM until 3:35 PM. The tour will make its way to St. Paul’s Church on Third St. to arrive at 3:50 PM until 4:35 PM.
Stick around for TNO afterward, many venues are embracing the birthday celebration. St. Paul’s Church will be open unti 8:30 PM to show off its Tiffany-designed interior and glass.