Monday, December 31, 2012

Resolve to Support Your Local History Museum in the New Year!

There are so many ways that you can help the Chemung Valley History Museum preserve and present history. 

Become a Member
Individual membership starts at only $35. As a member you will not only be supporting the Museum, you will also get free admission to the museum, a 10% discount in the gift shop, the Bank Notes newsletter and issues of the Chemung Historical Journal.

Make a Monetary Donation
Every little bit helps the Museum keep its doors open so that everyone can enjoy new exhibitions and programs.  And since the Museum is a nonprofit institution, your donation is tax deductible.

Donate Historic Objects, Photographs or Documents
The Museum is always collecting items directly related to the history of Chemung County.  Each new item adds greater value to the historic collections.

Volunteer Your Time
The Museum is a busy place with most of the action happening behind the scenes.  If you have some extra time in your day you could work with the Archivist or Curator to make the Museum’s collections more accessible.

Shop at the Museum’s Gift Shop
The gift shop is filled with books about local history including several on Mark Twain and the Civil War. Proceeds from the sales help support the Museum.

Visit the Museum
Things are always changing at the Museum so if you haven’t visited in a while you should stop by.  There will be five new exhibits opening in 2013 that cover such varied subjects as baseball, the Civil War, local businesses, and historic wedding and funeral customs.  That’s Entertainment: The Arts in Chemung County, 1880-1920 will be opening on Saturday, January 12th.

Come to a Program or Event
Every month there is something new and exciting happening at the Museum.  There are lecture series in February and May, the Great Car Thing in June, the Ghost Walk in October and many other events throughout the year. 

Tell Your Family and Friends about the Museum
Spread the word!  The more people who know where the Museum is and what it does the better!

For more information visit the Museum’s website at

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