NORWICH, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) was recently awarded a donation by the Stewart’s Holiday Match program totaling $1,000. Funds go directly to support activities designed to share local history with children and families. CCHS is collaborating with other community organizations to develop additional program offerings, and Chenango County history already has been featured at several family-friendly festivities this season, including Chenango County’s Child Advocacy Center’s Hope for Healing 5K in April and the South Otselic Fishing and Heritage Day in May. Look for even more activities at other county events, such as the annual Dairy Day Celebration on June 18 at the Chenango County Fairgrounds and the Sherburne Arts Festival.
“Thanks to the generosity of programs like the Holiday Match, our organization has a very promising future,” said Jessica Moquin, CCHS executive director. “Being a recipient of increased support from Stewart’s Shops is inspiring! This gift ensures the development of child-friendly and family-focused programs in celebration of Chenango County’s unique cultural heritage.”
Since the program’s inception, the Stewart’s Holiday Match has awarded nearly $34 million to a variety of organizations. All funds allocated by the Stewart’s Holiday Match go to support programs for children 18 and under in Stewart’s market area. Program funds are comprised of a 50-50 match by Stewart’s Shops to donations made by in-store customers.
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.