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Mark TwainFree ClassThe Booth LibraryHistory 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 the new exhibit Mark Twain's Elmira.

Free Class

Register now 
for the free accordion
book making class
on Saturday, April 26
1:00-3:00 pm.

The Booth Library

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

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

History Exhibit
Explore the history of Chemung County from the earliest days of settlement through the end of the 20th century.


Take a walk through time and discover treasures from the past. The Chemung Valley History Museum strives to present history in unique and dynamic ways. At its museum, the Society offers resources on the history of the Chemung River Valley region through collections focusing on the Southern Tier of New York State and neighboring Northern Pennsylvania.


We "bring history alive" through interpretive exhibitions, education programs, and publications. The Society provides a setting for life-long learning. It's worth a visit!


The Chemung Valley History Museum 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.



Accordion Book Making Class

1:00-3:00 pm
Secret Codes in Embroidery

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