NORWICH, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) and the James Madison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) commemorate “Constitution Day” with themed activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. This Saturday is also Museum Day, an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by the Smithsonian magazine, which CCHS observes each year.
To commemorate the Sept. 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution, CCHS visitors can experience interactive programs and family activities being coordinated by DAR members. Museum guests can participate in the “Preamble Scramble” puzzle, expand their knowledge through themed trivia, and enjoy stories about the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.
Bringing together heritage centers across the nation, “Museum Day” shines a spotlight on arts, culture, and history exhibits. Join CCHS and the James Madison Chapter of the DAR to celebrate the “American Experience,” the official theme of this year’s “Museum Day” observance.
“We are looking forward to this dual celebration of both ‘Constitution Day’ and ‘Museum Day,’” said Jessica Moquin, CCHS executive director. “These partnerships with the DAR and the Smithsonian magazine provide meaningful opportunities to observe an important day in our nation’s history.”
First established in 1939, CCHS is the primary organization dedicated to actively and comprehensively preserving the history of Chenango County. The area’s premier heritage museum, the organization celebrates local culture – unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories of the region. The museum’s current seasonal hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (607) 334-9227 or visit www.ChenangoHistorical.org. CCHS programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.