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Exhibit OpeningSoap Carving Contest!Mark Twain
Exhibit Opening

Join us on Thursday, February 25 at 5pm for the opening of the new exhibit Towns and Villages of Chemung County: Elmira.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors!

Soap Carving Contest!

Pick up a bar of soap at the museum Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm and return your sculpture by February 20 for a chance to win!

Click here for full contest rules 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.


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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