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Join us for this year’s Great Car Thing on June 08, 2024 from 6pm to 8pm. The theme this year is 1950’s. The car is a 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 and the grand prize raffle is $10,000.00. Other prizes available for best costume. Ticket includes a raffle entry and admits 2.

Become a Member

Your membership assists us in our continuing endeavors to provide educational programs and exhibits which both reflect and celebrate our areas of rich history.


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.