Events

History Where You Eat

Join the Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project for a behind-the-scenes viewing of The Sherburne Inn, along with updates of ongoing preservation efforts taking place at the historic structure. Two presentations will be offered, with the first beginning at 5:30 PM and the second starting at 7 PM. Between tours, guests are encouraged to purchase dinner from Kandi’s Kitchen and experience The Sherburne Inn’s restored dining areas. Space is limited, and registration is encouraged by emailing info@ChenangoHistorical.org.

Where
The Sherburne Inn
Sherburne, NY 13460
Start Date May 22, 2024
Start Time: 5:00 pm
End Date May 22, 2024
End Time 8:00 pm
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The Archaeology of Music

An interactive, family-friendly experience about musical instruments from around the world presented by archaeologist Vivian James. Create and decorate a modern maraca from simple materials, then use it to make music during the interactive program which begins at 5:30 pm. Visitors are encouraged to purchase dinner from food truck “Kandi’s Kitchen” before the official presentation starts. The evening will include an exhibit of Vivian’s collection of indigenous percussion instruments. To pre-register, email info@ChenangoHistorical.org.

Where
Chenango County Historical Society Ward School No. 2
45 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Start Date June 6, 2024
Start Time: 4:30 pm
End Date June 6, 2024
End Time 6:30 pm
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Path Through History

The Chenango County Historical Society will hold two exhibit openings: Ward School No. 2 will host “Stitched In Time,” a refresh of Beulah Hendrickson’s extensive hand-crafted doll collection, and The Loomis Barn will feature “Growing Innovation: Agricultural Patents of Chenango County,” a display curated by local historian John Antonowicz. Annual traditions continue with the awarding of the Elinor Robb Troicke Memorial Scholarship and the debut of the annual anthology, the CCHS Journal. During “Path Through History Weekend,” special events such as this highlight historically and culturally significant sites in order to offer new perspectives on New York State’s heritage.

Where
Chenango County Historical Society Ward School No. 2
45 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Start Date June 16, 2024
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Date June 16, 2024
End Time 4:00 pm
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Summer Barn Party

The Chenango County Historical Society hosts the annual Summer Barn Party, June 27th from 6 – 8:30pm. An evening of food, fun, and friends to benefit the museum, this year’s theme is inspired by our newest Community Gallery exhibit, “Kaleidoscopic Visions: The Architectural Glass Art of David Wilson.” In keeping with this summer tradition, party guests will enjoy a delicious catered reception featuring beverage tastings from local establishments. Live Event NY will coordinate the festivities, with special event photos by 5th Dimension Photography and entertainment by radio personality Mike McCann Tauss.

Where
Loomis Barn
45 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Start Date June 27, 2024
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Date June 27, 2024
End Time 8:30 pm
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Path Through History – “Museums & More!” Day

In celebration of “Museums & More!” Day, the Chenango County Historical Society will host a variety of engaging programs. Festivities include interactive demonstrations with historic artisans, exhibit openings, family projects, and live performances. Experience unique local culture and heritage through engaging hands-on activities and living history reenactments. During “Path Through History Weekend,” special events such as this highlight historically and culturally significant sites in order to offer new perspectives on New York State’s heritage.

Where
Chenango County Historical Society Ward School No. 2
45 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Start Date October 12, 2024
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Date October 12, 2024
End Time 4:00 pm
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National Author’s Day

At the heart of our local heritage are stories of Chenango County happenings that took place across many generations. Join the Chenango County Historical Society and the Human Services Institute of the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus for an afternoon tribute in celebration of the dedicated authors who have researched and recorded these meaningful histories. Speakers will share about the writing process and what is involved in becoming a published writer. This year’s guest authors include Jim Farfaglia, Deirdre Sinnott, Casey Jakubowski, and Norm Dann.

Where
SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus
20 Conkey Ave, Norwich, NY 13815
Start Date November 1, 2024
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Date November 1, 2024
End Time 6:00 pm
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Holiday Open House & Museum Store Sunday

Experience the wonder of the season during this beloved community tradition featuring family activities, interactive presentations, seasonal exhibits, and the annual “Parade of Trees,” highlighting the culture, history, and heritage of Chenango County. Browse the Museum Shop for unique gift ideas and exclusive merchandise. Offerings include Currier & Ives calendars with years that have the same dates as 2025, Norwich Pharmacal Company cancelled stock certificates, City of Norwich Centennial Banners, wooden replicas of iconic locales, plus history books researched and written by local authors.

Where
Chenango County Historical Society Ward School No. 2
45 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Start Date December 1, 2024
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Date December 1, 2024
End Time 4:00 pm
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