Path Through History Celebration Features “Museums & More!”

Thanks to generous support from the Friends of the Museum District, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) has dramatically increased its offerings for the semi-annual statewide commemorations known as Path Through History weekend.

As part of “Museums & More!” Day on Oct. 7, CCHS will host special programming from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities include interactive demonstrations with a blacksmith and other historic artisans, the Chenango Canal Association, and David Moyer of Birchwood Archaeology. The day also features a special event station with the Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association, family activities with Chenango County 4-H, and an industrial heritage exhibit opening, “The Raymond Corporation, A Century of Innovation.” Performers scheduled to appear include Bells & Motley, Chris Thomas and the Haudenosaunee Smoke Dancers, and Lincoln’s Legacy.

“We are grateful for the tremendous generosity of the Friends of the Museum District and our community partners like The Raymond Corporation,” said Jessica Moquin, CCHS executive director. “Museum visitors will be able to immerse themselves in our local heritage, which will be brought to life through amazing performances, engaging demonstrations, and historical reenactments. What better way to share and celebrate community culture than through these interactive experiences?”

In 2021, the Friends of the Museum District began improvements along Rexford Street in Norwich, resulting in significant revitalization of the neighborhood. “Museums & More!” Day is a celebration of the Museum District and the community, offering a wide range of family-friendly activities in and around the museums on Rexford Street.

“The Raymond Corporation is honored to participate alongside the Chenango County Historical Society and Museum in the ‘Museums and More’ event which brings out our greater communities to experience the amazing innovation and history in our area. Our museums bring to life these spectacular accomplishments,” said Michael Field, president and CEO at The Raymond Corporation. “Raymond is proud to have our award-winning historical exhibit at the Chenango Museum to share the history and stories of the many individuals in our communities who helped support Raymond with innovation and growth over our past 100 years.”

During Path Through History weekends, special events are held to highlight historically and culturally significant sites, and offer new perspectives on New York state’s heritage. While there is no charge for “Museums & More!” Day activities at CCHS, the organization welcomes contributions to support future operations. Visit for more details about this and other programs.

First established in 1939, CCHS is the area’s premier heritage museum dedicated to celebrating local culture – the 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.

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