About Us

Leading and supporting the advancement of research, education, and enjoyment of Chenango County history.

Be immersed in the center of Chenango County’s past and explore the rich history of our region.

Our Mission

The mission of CCHS is to lead and support the advancement of research, education, and enjoyment of Chenango County history.

CCHS celebrates the culture of Chenango County – its unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories. Museum visitors are immersed in the center of Chenango County’s past through exhibits exploring the rich history of our local region.

History

First established in 1939, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) received an absolute charter in 1956. Ward School No. 2 was acquired in 1958 with renovations beginning immediately. Since reopening as a museum in 1962, Ward School No. 2 has been the home of the CCHS.

The campus has expanded greatly since then, with the acquisition of the one-room Ross Schoolhouse (Preston), Loomis Barn (Tyner), a maple sugar house, and the Chenango Canal building, home to packet boat model the “Lillie.”

Staff

Jessica Moquin, Executive Director
Jane Huntley, Bookkeeper

Board of Trustees

D. Lukas Brown, President
Van Mason, Vice President
Joan Scudder, Secretary
John Antonowicz
Bruce Beckert
Stephanie Coggins
Kalie Delmar
Sharon Donahe
Julie Kupris
Gail Merian
Bruce Webster
Taylor Zieno