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Student Art ExhibitVIP TourNow On ExhibitMark Twain
Student Art Exhibit
Come see works of art by Ernie Davis Academy students on display at CCHS.

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VIP Tour

Join us for a special after-hours guided tour about Chemung County's inventors, explorers, and creative thinkers.

Reservations are required. 

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Now On Exhibit

Learn what life was like for prisoners and guards at the Civil War prison camp and how it effected the surrounding community.

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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