Chenango County, NY
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If your idea of an exciting antique has four wheels and a hoern, then the place for you is the Northeast Classic Car Museum.  The museum, located in Norwich, received its start from local resident, George Staley, who privately collected on of the finest array of antique automobiles in the northeast, including the world's largest collection of Franklin automobiles, originally manufactured in Syracuse, NY.  The exhibit also includes classics like Duesenberg, Cord, Auburn, Pierce-Arrow, LaSalle, Hupmobile, Willys-Knight, Lincoln, Cadillac, Stutz, Packard, and many other rare manufacturers and unique models.   Rarity and engineering contributions are citeria for inclusion in the museum's collection.  If you have an appreciation for superbly restored, meticulously preserved, and fully operational antique automobiles, the Northeast Classic Car Museum is a must-see exhibit.

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Norwich also houses the Chenango County Historical Society Museum and the Norwich Pharmacal Company Museum, chockfull of pills and potions from yesteryear. At the Historical Society Museum, you can take a stroll back through Chenango County history. View a collection of Native American artifacts that include a dugout dredged from the bottom of a pond in Pharsalia, memorabilia from the O&W Railroad and the Chenango Canal, and Civil War items, including a rare field officer's desk. Touch an ox cart that brought early settlers to the county in the museum's Pioneer Room. Examine the collection of antique spinning wheels in the Wool Room, and step into the Victorian Room with its period furnishings and display of early needlework. The Historical Society Museum is open every Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Call ahead for hours and group tour information, (607) 334-9227.

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