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<March 2017>

Curiosities of Elmira
Book signing by Kelli Huggins
Mar 29  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Curiosities of Elmira


CCHS Education Coordinator Kelli Huggins has written a new book, Curiosities of Elmira, which will be released on March 13. Kelli will give a brief lecture and host a book signing at CCHS on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30-7pm.  The talk is free and open to the public and books will be available for purchase. Call 607-734-4167 ext. 205 for more information.


Strange events and offbeat characters populate Elmira’s past. Eldridge Park once had a violent bear pit. The mysterious extinction of the Labrador Duck still baffles researchers today. Inventor Henry Clum, forgotten in time, was a pioneer of meteorology. From the bright lights of the city's lost vaudeville stages to the dark corners of the criminal underworld, Elmirans have found fame and infamy. Kelli takes readers on an immersive journey into the curious and unique past of Elmira.