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This week at CCHS
July 19-24, 2021

~Summer Walking Tours~

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Historic Downtown Tour
Monday, July 26  10:30am*
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 hereto reserve your spot.
*If you can’t make it on July 26th, this tours is also available on August 9 and 23, 2021.

On Display!

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“If It’s Worth Selling, It’s Worth Seeing”
The Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company was part of Chemung County’s history for eighty years. This exhibit tells that history and features a wide assortment of glass containers, as well as, blueprints of the bottles, photographs of the Elmira plant and employees, and company advertisements. On display now in the Howell Gallery.

More History online!

Can’t make it in to the museum? View history videos or catch up on past lectures on our YouTube Channel. Click here to watch.

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In the Gift Shop!

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“Hidden Lives of Chemung County”
Memory is fleeting. Someone may achieve notoriety and touch the lives of many in their own time and then be overlooked by the next generation. This collection highlights 32 stories of people whose names have faded into history. Read about these local figures and more in this book written by CCHS staff. Stop in and get your copy today, or order it here!