Chenango County, NY
Travel and Tourism Guide

Historical Museums

The following are a list of Museums that contain the historical roots of Chenango County.  Visit each one to see the exciting artifacts they have collected from the area and learn about the past.   

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  • Chenango County Historical Museum
    45 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 
    Experience the life and handicrafts of the counties' early settlers. Exhibits of past and present industries, agriculture, and business districts from all corners of Chenango County. See the Norwich Pharmacal Co. exhibit of machines and products manufactured by the Company since their inception in 1885. Indian artifacts and history of early railroads and the Chenango Canal. Three floors of exhibits including an antique balloon basket, hair wreaths, toys, a real oxcart, farm and home gadgets -especially 20th century electronics, a Civil War officer's desk, a life-size horse, and lots more including outside displays. The Lillie Building, the Loomis Barn and the Maple Sugar House.
    Open year-round.
    Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. (607) 334-9227 (Please call ahead for tours.)

Alan EstusDirector; Meghan MolloyCurator; Sarah Mahan, Educator

  • Paperback Book Exchange

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 77 Silver St., Norwich, NY. Books for all ages!

  • James S. Flanagan History Research Facility, 43 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY. Contact the Historian's Office for appointments Patricia E. Evans, Historian; Joan Lieb, Historical Research Assistant. (607) 337-1845.

Hours: Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays) 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

  • Afton Museum
    Afton, NY
    The Afton Museum contains a house and a barn filled with exhibits.  Inside the house, history unfolds as you pass through each themed room.  In the barn are more exhibits on milking, laundry and tools.  Inside there is a doll room, military room and Indian room, just to name a few.   There are artifacts from Afton families, including an original collection from the Civil War in the military room, as well as an old fashioned tread mill and small farm equipment.  There is also a mantle piece from the Joseph Smith Mormon House. 
    Open by appointment for individuals and groups. Admission is Free.  Open 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sundays - Memorial Day to Labor Day or by appointment; call (607) 639-2720.
  • Coventry Museum and the Coventry Town Museum Association
    Coventry, NY
    By appointment only. Contact Phyllis Lerwick, Historian, at (607) 656-9517.
  • Greene Museum
    Moore Memorial Library
    59 Genesee Street, Greene, NY
    Collection includes Indian Artifacts, World War I items, and Greene Historical items.   Open 2nd Saturday of every month, year round, and by appointment.  There is no admission charge.
  • Unadilla Valley Historical Museum/Mt Upton Historical Society
    Route 8, PO Box 135,
    Mt Upton, NY  13809
    The Museum sits on the south end of town in the old railroad depot.  Summer hours: Sunday 2-4 PM and by appointment.  Contact Jane Winchester at (607) 764-8375
  • Northeast Classic Car Museum
    NYS Route 23-24 Rexford Street,
    Norwich, NY
    The Northeast Classic Car Museum is an educational facility that collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits vehicles related to the evolution of transportation, with particular emphasis on the role of the automobile and its impact on American culture. The largest collection of Franklin luxury cars in the world, plus many other extremely rare and unique models and manufacturers.  Fascinating examples of early technological advances and much more.  Hours: open 7 days per week from 9 am-5 pm. Every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.  Call for car club and group tour special arrangements.   Handicapped accessible.
    (607) 334-AUTO
  • Oxford Historical Society Museum
    Depot Street, Oxford, NY

    A small Train Depot located on Depot Street, Oxford.  The museum pertains to Oxford's history and has a vast collection of railroad memorabilia. 
    Open Thursday 1PM-3PM,  July thru Dec. or by appt.
    (607) 843-9926
  • Plymouth Historical Society Depot
    Plymouth, NY 

    An old railroad station that has been restored. It is now owned by the historical society.  It's open on Plymouth Days during July 12th and 13th.  Inside there are a few small exhibits that pertain to the Railroad and Cheese.
    Open by appointment (607) 3349721

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