Ward School No. 2 celebration to be held during CCHS annual meeting

Ward School No. 2 celebration to be held during CCHS annual meeting

NORWICH, N.Y. – As the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) has worked to accomplish its mission over the years, the preservation of a specific community landmark has emerged. Ward School No. 2 was acquired by CCHS from the City of Norwich in 1958; renovations...
Search for the Grog Hollow Monster during a ‘Hike Through History’

Search for the Grog Hollow Monster during a ‘Hike Through History’

GUILFORD, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) and the Coventry Museum Association (CMA) will host a “Hike Through History” on Oct. 30, with a special outdoor excursion themed for the spooky season. Beginning at 9 a.m., CMA Museum Director Kurt Riegel...
Nancy Elsbree

Nancy Elsbree

Nancy Elsbree July 19, 1937 – March 1, 2021 Beloved Sister   Characterized as “the ultimate mother and homemaker,” Nancy Wendolyn Webster Elsbree enjoyed camping, cooking, gardening, and photography. Elsbree and her husband, Bill, spent winters in Florida...
Bernice Symonds McNeil

Bernice Symonds McNeil

Bernice Symonds McNeil November 9, 1925 – July 28, 2021 Beloved Community Volunteer   Bernice Symonds McNeil’s résumé included several noteworthy Chenango County companies – Bennett-Ireland and Gaines Dog Food Factory – among others. A beloved community...
Dale M. Brown

Dale M. Brown

Dale M. Brown June 7, 1932 – April 12, 2017 Editor & Writer In 2019, the Wall Street Journal’s Paul Freeman declared that Time-Life Author and Editor Dale M. Brown’s “American Cooking,” first published in 1968, endures as one of the five best books on...