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

Members Only Gala

Join guest curator, Walter Ritchie on Thursday, June 27th from 5-7pm for our members only opening reception for “Grand, Domestic and Truly Comfy”: The Langdon Mansion in Elmira.

Mark Twain is a name that garners attention and creates passionate interest among folks near and far. The Chemung County Historical Society has a unique opportunity to present the story of this nationally beloved figure and his place in our very own community through this exhibition. This exhibit will allow visitors to be transported through time to view pieces from the Langdon family home, a space well known to Mark Twain. 


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.