First established in 1939, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) received an absolute charter in 1956. Ward School No. 2 was acquired in 1958 with renovations beginning immediately. Since reopening as a museum 1962, Ward School No. 2 has been the home of the CCHS.

The campus has expanded greatly since then, with the acquisition of the one-room Ross Schoolhouse (Preston), Loomis Barn (Tyner), maple sugar house, and Chenango Canal building, home of packet boat model “Lillie.”

CCHS celebrates the culture of Chenango County – its unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories. Museum visitors are immersed in the center of Chenango County’s past through exhibits exploring the rich history of our local region.

We highly encourage you to join our monthly giving society The Legacy by making a monthly recurring gift of at least $15.

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by Chenango County Historical Society & Museum


First established in 1939, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) received an absolute charter in 1956. Ward School No. 2 was acquired in 1958 with renovations beginning immediately. Since reopening as a museum 1962, Ward School No. 2 has been the home of the CCHS.

The campus has expanded greatly since then, with the acquisition of the one-room Ross Schoolhouse (Preston), Loomis Barn (Tyner), maple sugar house, and Chenango Canal building, home of packet boat model “Lillie.”

CCHS celebrates the culture of Chenango County – its unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories. Museum visitors are immersed in the center of Chenango County’s past through exhibits exploring the rich history of our local region.

We highly encourage you to join our monthly giving society The Legacy by making a monthly recurring gift of at least $15.