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Civil War Lecture SeriesMark TwainThe Booth Library
Civil War Lecture Series

Join us on May 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 7:00pm for a series of lectures about what happened to Civil War soldiers after the fighting stopped.

Click here for full schedule and details.

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.

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.




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