School Field Trip Experiences

Second graders from every Chenango County public school district have the opportunity to become immersed in programs designed to enhance school curricula with hands-on activities. Interactive sessions feature pre-history, Native American culture, pioneer living and westward expansion, Victorian influences, the discovery of electricity and its impact, a lesson in the Ross Schoolhouse, the role of the Chenango Canal, and the influence of local agriculture including a tour of our Loomis Barn exhibits.

Field Trip Experiences are also customizable for other community education organizations, such as after-school enrichment programs, childcare centers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H.


The program fee is customarily $4 per student. One responsible adult is required to participate for every 10 students, and there is no fee for chaperones. (Fees enable CCHS to continue offering School Field Trip Experiences.) Thanks to generous members of The Legacy, some financial assistance may be available to offset the program fee.



Reservations can be made year-round, and it is strongly encouraged that arrangements be made at least ten weeks in advance. (Please inquire about any special accommodations at time of scheduling.) For details on how to book Field Trip Experiences, call (607) 334-9227.

Elinor Troicke Memorial Scholarship

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Preference is given to students with a minimum 3.20 (or equivalent) cumulative GPA at the time of application. Students applying for the Elinor Robb Troicke Memorial Scholarship must:

  • Be enrolling in a two or four-year college the semester following high school graduation.
  • Have completed volunteer service with one or more Chenango County not-for-profit organizations. Preference is given to those who have volunteered at (an) organization(s) directly or indirectly historical in nature.
  • Intend on having a major or minor in museum studies, history, studio art, library sciences, education, or a related field.

Each June, the Chenango County Historical Society awards the Elinor Robb Troicke Memorial Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Chenango County. Named after long-time volunteer museum educator, Elinor Robb Troicke, the scholarship has been awarded every year since 2013. The scholarship is presented during the Chenango County Historical Society’s “Path Through History” celebration in June. All application materials must be submitted to the Chenango County Historical Society (45 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY) no later than 4 pm on May 1. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Required Submission Materials

For full consideration, applicants must submit:

  • Completed Application Form.
  • Copy of high school transcript or other educational documentation, including date, indicating current GPA at time of application submission.
  • Proof of enrollment in a two or four-year college the semester following high school graduation (such as copy of college acceptance letter, etc.).
  • Proof of declared major or minor in museum studies, history, studio art, library sciences, education, or a related field (such as copy of college application, etc.).
  • Signed letter from volunteer supervisor with organization(s) served, indicating total number of hours volunteers and tasks accomplished.
  • Signed recommendation letter from high school guidance counselor or other school administrator.

New York State Archaeological Association, Chenango Chapter

The New York State Archaeological Association is the primary organization for professional and avocational archaeologists in New York State.

The Chenango Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association holds monthly gatherings at CCHS. Programs feature presentations by professional and amateur archaeologists, historians, field trips, work on local digs, and publications.

Upcoming meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on the following dates: June 6, July 2, September 3, October 1, November 5, and December 3.