The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) announced a new membership program today, with
streamlined categories, expanded core benefits, and newly created offerings. The new program offers popular
benefits – such as voting rights at the annual meeting – while expanding opportunities for members. The new
program went into effect this week.
“CCHS is one of the region’s most essential cultural organizations, and we have a thriving membership community
that provides critical support for everything we do, from offering unique exhibitions to hosting community
programs,” said Executive Director Jessica Moquin.
Additional museum benefits have been added to current offerings. For example, membership at the “Steward” level
provides access to more than 30 museums through the Empire State Reciprocal Museum Program (ESRMP), and
members who join at the “Benefactor” level can access hundreds of cultural institutions through the North American
Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM).
“We are so very grateful to our CCHS Members, and we want all of them to know how important they are in fulfilling
our mission,” said Joe Fryc, operations manager. “Members help us share and celebrate our local cultural heritage.
Without members, our museum would not be able to offer everything it does, and we greatly appreciate their
The new program offers seven categories of membership: Basic ($30); Steward ($50); Patron ($95); Benefactor
($125); Preservationist ($250); Founder ($500); or Heritage Circle ($750). Membership includes benefits for two
adults at the same address. Benefits are extended to all persons 18 or under who reside with adult members.
(Members aged 65 and over may deduct 10 percent from their chosen level of support.)
As a special introduction to this new program, all new and renewing CCHS memberships purchased now through Dec.
31, 2022 will be valid through Dec. 31, 2023. (Memberships are traditionally valid for 12 months from date of
enrollment, and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.)
Members are currently anticipating upcoming CCHS programs, including the Path Through History Festival (Oct. 8),
the National Authors Day Celebration (Nov. 1), and the Holiday Open House featuring the annual Parade of Trees
Potential Members can learn more about the program and purchase a membership here.
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.