In the 83 years since it was founded, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) has commemorated community heritage, highlighting unique local landmarks and celebrating significant regional milestones. As a tribute to this enduring legacy and the 100th anniversary of The Raymond Corporation, a celebration will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 22 South Canal St. in Greene.
The event combines the annual CCHS membership meeting with an exclusive viewing of The Raymond Corporation’s recently unveiled centennial exhibit. Festivities include rare access to this exhibition installation featuring the company’s many accomplishments over the past century as well as special take-home treats.
This year’s agenda for the annual CCHS membership meeting includes special recognition of Sharon Donahe, Julie Kupris, and Joan Scudder, who have all fulfilled three, three-year terms on the board of trustees. Space is limited for this commemorative celebration; current CCHS members are required to pre-register no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 7 by visiting TinyURL.com/2022CCHSMemberMeeting or by calling (607) 334-9227, ext. 2.
“We are grateful to The Raymond Corporation for allowing our members this rare ‘behind-the-scenes’ experience,” said Jessica Moquin, executive director of CCHS. “The opportunity to celebrate this historic milestone of Chenango County’s industrial heritage is truly remarkable!”
CCHS recently announced a refreshed and updated membership program, with streamlined categories, expanded core benefits, and newly created offerings. Seven categories of membership include additional opportunities, with benefits for two adults at the same address, which extend to all persons 18 or under who reside with the adult members. To secure a new or renewed CCHS membership, visit chenangohistorical.org/get-involved/membership.
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. 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. Members of the general public interested in learning more about Raymond’s 100 years of innovation may visit www.raymondcorp.com/100-years.