CCHS Seeks Submissions for Annual “Journal” Publication

The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) is currently accepting submissions for the 2023 issue of the Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society. While all stories related to Chenango County heritage are welcome – especially those that are not already well-known – topics of particular interest include military history, prominent women, prohibition stories, and unique faith perspectives such as the Mormon or Jewish communities.

The Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society, which debuted in the summer of 2012, is an annual CCHS publication featuring a wide variety of scholarly articles highlighting the unique history of Chenango County. Over the years, topics have ranged from “The Mysterious Disappearance of Mr. Elwood in Guilford” to “A History of Dairying in the Town of Columbus,” and “Unmasking the Beaver Meadow Gang” to “A Short History of the Smithville Fair.” Last year’s 10th anniversary issue featured a wide range of narratives, from “Anna B. Smith for Sherriff” to “Emancipation Day in Greene,” and “A Profile of Preston Manor” to “When Arks Were Built in Sherburne,” among others.

“There are amazing stories related to our local communities just waiting to be revealed,” said Joseph Fryc, CCHS operations manager. “There is so much collective knowledge in our communities. It is our goal to find and share these ‘hidden gems’ from every corner of Chenango County so that everyone has the opportunity to read and appreciate them.”

Articles intended for this year’s Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society should be submitted by early March for full consideration. For complete submission guidelines or more information regarding the Journal, contact Joseph Fryc by phone at (607) 334-9227 ext. 2 or by email at

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 annual Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society is a publication of CCHS and is sold as an exclusive title of the organization’s Museum Shop operations. 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.

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