Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on June 19, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCCH) will host several commemorative programs in celebration of Path Through History weekend, including two exhibit openings – “Routes & Roadblocks: The Black Motoring Experience” and “Stitched in Time: The Creations of Beulah Hendrickson.” The afternoon also includes brief awards ceremonies for the Elinor Robb Troicke Memorial Scholarship and Chenango’s Heritage “Wall of Honor.”
The CCHS Museum Shop will also be launching the 10th anniversary issue of the Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society, which debuted in the summer of 2012. This annual CCHS publication features a wide variety of scholarly articles highlighting the unique history of Chenango County. Topics in this commemorative issue range from “Anna B. Smith for Sherriff” to “Emancipation Day in Green,” and “A Profile of Preston Manor” to “When Arks Were Built in Sherburne,” among many others.
“This commemorative edition of our annual Journal gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate local heritage,” said Joseph Fryc, CCHS operations manager. “There is so much collective knowledge in our communities, and we are pleased to be sharing stories from nearly every corner of Chenango County.”
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. 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.
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. For more information, visit www.ChenangoHistorical.org or call (607) 334-9227, ext. 2.