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This week at CCHS
September 13-18

~Mark Twain Lecture Series~

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A Turn of the Century Case of Serendipity
Thursday, September 16,  7pm
Dr. Laura Rice from Oregon State University will present a talk on how youth from the charmed Twain circle and Irish Americans from Frog Hollow at the foot of East Hill ended up schoolmates at Mercersburg Academy.
All talks will be held at the Chemung Valley History Museum located at 415 East Water Street, Elmira, NY. Talks are free to members and those holding an Elmira College ID, $5 to all others.
Co-Sponsored by the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies
For more information contact us at 607-734-4167 ext. 205

Bonus Walking Tour

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Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Wednesday, September 15, 12pm
Due to popular demand, we have added one more
walking tour to this year’s schedule!
Join us on Wednesday, September 15, at noon 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 to reserve your spot.

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True Stories, Elmira, New York
Jame Hare and Diane Janowski tell true stories of downtown Elmira and beyond in their multi-volume series. Get one volume or all five in our gift shop or order them here!