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New Online ExhibitMark TwainThe Booth Library
New Online Exhibit

The new exhibit, Chemung County and Women's Suffrage, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the women's vote in New York State.

Click here to view the exhibit.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain spent his summers living and writing at Quarry Farm in Elmira.

Come to the museum and learn more about Mark Twain and his time in Elmira in Mark Twain's Elmira.

The Booth Library

Research the past at CCHS's center for genealogy and historical research 

Monday through Friday
1:00pm to 5:00pm


Take a walk through time and discover treasures from the past. The Chemung County Historical Society "brings history alive" through interpretive exhibitions, education programs, and publications that tell the county’s history.


The Chemung County Historical is located at 415 East Water Street in the heart of downtown Elmira, New York. The museum is approximately 15 miles east of Corning, 30 miles south of Ithaca, and 55 miles west of Binghamton.


The Chemung County Historical Society is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.





5:30 pm - 6:30pm or 6:45 pm to 7:45pm
Out to Lunch

12:05pm to 12:30pm
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