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This week at CCHS
August 2-7, 2021

~Embroidery Exhibit Reception~

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When Needle, Thread, and Fabric Meet
Aug 5  6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) is devoted to celebrating the art of embroidery. Members of the Chemung Valley Chapter of the EGA will have pieces of their work on display in the new exhibit “When Needle, Thread, and Fabric Meet.”
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, August 5, 6:00-8:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will be on display from August 4 through October 2, 2021.

~Summer Walking Tours~

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Historic Downtown Tour
Aug 9*  10:30am
Join us on Monday, August 9, at 10:30am for the Historic Downtown Tour. This popular 50-minute stroll takes place on level sidewalks and is a great introduction to local history and historic events in downtown Elmira. Join us as we share more than 17 stories from CCHS’s weekly blogposts along the way. Good for locals or out of town guests.
Tickets are $3 for members and $8 for nonmembers and include admission to the museum. Tours are first come, first reserved, and space is limited, so we recommend reservations. Call 607-734-4167 or click here to reserve your spot.
*If you can’t make it this date, this tour will be offered again on August 23, 2021

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Ross Gilmore Marvin
A “Tragedy In The Arctic”
Learn about one of the people featured on our Summer Walking Tours Ross Marvin who was lost during Peary’s Polar Expedition in 1909. A civil engineering instructor, he was Admiral Peary’s first assistant in the 1908-09 expedition. Marvin was born in Elmira and lost his life in the Arctic Seas north of Cape Columbia, April 10, 1909. order it here!