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Exhibit OpeningNew Summer HoursTrolley ToursMark Twain
Exhibit Opening

Join us Thursday, August 6 at 7:00pm for the ribbon cutting of the new exhibit, The Towns and Villages of Chemung County: Town of Chemung

New Summer Hours

The Chemung Valley History Museum
is now open
Thursday evenings!
*Get free admission
every Thursday
June 4 - Sept. 3*

Trolley Tours
Tours leave from the Chemung Valley History Museum on the hour, 10am - 2pm, Tuesday - Friday and 10am - 1pm Saturday through July and August.
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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 the new exhibit Mark Twain's Elmira.


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.




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