Events

Attend our community events and experience a wide-range of interactive educational programs. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – which granted women the right to vote – with commemorative programming throughout the year.

Path Through History Weekends

Path Through History Weekends showcase New York State’s rich and fascinating history. Feature happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. You don’t have to be a historian to appreciate New York State’s rich heritage.

June 20
“Stitched in Time” Exhibit Opening, 3:30 p.m.
“Women of Chenango County” Exhibit Opening, 4:30 p.m.

Our annual refresh of Beulah Hendrickson’s creations features newly displayed pieces from our extensive collection of her hand-crafted dolls and figures. We will also unveil an exhibit recognizing noteworthy local women whose contributions have significantly impacted the culture and heritage of our region.

June 21
Marshman Agriculture Education Center, 12:30 p.m.
“Unfolding Stories” Exhibit Openings, 1:30 p.m.

Recent updates in the Loomis Barn & Education Center offer immersive exhibits to understand farm life and progression of the agriculture industry. “Unfolding Stories” showcases an array of quilts, honoring creative pursuits of local women before and after they were officially recognized as full US citizens.

October 10
“Alice’s Wonderlands: The Art of Alice Hudson” Exhibit Opening,10:30 a.m.
“Chenango County in Fifty Stories” Exhibit Opening, 11:30 a.m.

Discover the magic and whimsy of celebrated artist Alice Hudson, whose work is among the permanent collections of the Mingei International Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. Revisit vibrant local history in our annual refresh of “Chenango County in Fifty Stories,” featuring unique anecdotes and artifacts of noteworthy people, places, and events of days gone by.

“Third Thursday”

July 16, 5:30 p.m.

The Legacy of Belva Lockwood

Live theater brings to life the remarkable career of Belva Lockwood, one of the nation’s first female attorneys and the first woman allowed to practice at the bar of the US Supreme Court. In 1884, she became the first woman to earn votes in her campaign for the US Presidency.

 

September 17, 7 p.m.

Constitution Day

A century ago, ratification of the 19th amendment secured every woman’s right to vote. In celebration of Constitution Day, join us to commemorate regional efforts in the movement to extend suffrage to American females, and all that women have accomplished since becoming recognized as full US citizens.

Summer Barn Party

July 31, 6:30 p.m.

An evening of food, fun, and friends to benefit the Chenango County Historical Society & Museum. Celebrate the splendor of summer while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres by the Wild Owl Café and tastings by Hidden Springs Brewhouse. Vintage lawn games and music by DJ Jim Baldwin add to the festivities.

44th Annual Antiques Show

September 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hosted in collaboration with the Northeast Classic Car Museum, this annual tradition has ‘treasures’ to be discovered for everyone. Dealers offer a wide range of items – from figurines to furniture, glassware to toys, household items to paper ephemera, and everything in-between.

Holiday Open House

December 6, noon – 3 p.m.

Experience the wonder of the season! In keeping with tradition, visitors have the opportunity to purchase delicious treats along the Cookie Walk, browse the many titles in the Paperback Exchange, and shop for locally-inspired treasures in the Museum Shop. Perennial favorite the “Parade of Trees” returns again, with community organizations presenting decorative interpretations of Chenango County culture, history, and heritage.