Mission: To lead and support the advancement of research, education, and enjoyment of Chenango County’s history and historically significant assets.


In June of 2017, the Museum Education Committee will be awarding one or more graduating high school senior(s) from Chenango County with the annual scholarship award from the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS), entitled the “Elinor Robb Troicke Memorial Scholarship”, named after long-time volunteer educator with the museum, Elinor Robb Troicke.

The 2017 “Elinor Robb Troicke Memorial Scholarship” will follow the Guidelines, Process, and Criteria sheet. Students applying for the scholarship must submit applications by May 13, 2017, and one or more award recipients will be selected by the CCHS Museum Education Committee by the end of May 2017. By the beginning of June 2017, this year’s CCHS scholarship awards will be sent to the respective high school guidence offices to be presented to recipents at the senior awards ceremony or graduation.

Donations for the scholarship can be sent to the Chenango County Historical Society, 45 Rexford St., Norwich, NY 13815 with attention to the CCHS Scholarship.

Our Spring and Summer school visitation program is starting up. Tours and workshops are available for students ages EC - 12 grade, featuring our 2nd Grade CCHS Museum Experience program. Contact the museum by phone at 607-334-9227 or e-mail s.mahan@chenangohistorical.org to set up your tour or workshop.

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Come one, come all to the Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference!

Celebrate the canal’s 200th anniversary in the county where it all began.

This 3-day event features lectures, a bus tour, and a boat cruise on the Erie Canal.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 19-21

Attend all three days, or choose your favorite event. Great for history lovers, educators and students

Speaker information, detailed schedules, pricing, and registration now available on http://eriecanal200.com

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The CCHS Museum would like to send a warm thank-you out to all of our volunteers. 

Here are photographs from our April 26,2017 volunteer luncheon!

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NEW HOURS Beginning week of May 8, 2017

Wed - Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sat: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


MAY 20, 2017

Visit South Otselic for their annual Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Day!


The Tromptown Historical Society welcomes Central New York Ghost Hunters to the DeRuyter Museum at 7:00 PM. Members from Central New York Ghost Hunters will be giving a panel discussion and will share evidence and experiences. Refreshments. Reservations requested - limited seating. $5 per person for the Museum Fund 315-247-5083. The group will have some items for sale.


Contact: Danita Kinner; danitakinner@hotmail.com



Exec. Director

Sarah Mahan



Jane Huntley



Kali Murphy


Board of Trustees






Wed - Fri: 9 am - 4 pm Sat: 11 am - 2 pm


Sat.: Noon - 2 pm       Sun.: By Appointment


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Mailing Address:

Chenango County Historical Society

45 Rexford St

Norwich, NY  13815

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