Historical museum featuring new exhibits

NORWICH – The Chenango County Historical Society Museum has opened several exhibits featuring a collection newly-acquired pieces and artifacts that had long been in storage.

The exhibits are open to the public during regular museum hours or by special appointment.

The new pieces include clothing made at the Norwich Knitting Mill that feature logos from products created at the Norwich Pharmacy, like Pepto-Bismal. There’s also a compilation of research materials and photographs of the 114th Civil War regiment from Chenango County, as well as industrial and railroad artifacts.

Museum educator Diane Hamblin said she’s particularly excited about a donation of uniform articles worn by Norwich-native Thomas Famolaro during World War I.

“In particular, the knitted vest he wore,” said Hamblin. “It was likely homemade. Which is something families and volunteer knitting circles would do for soldiers from home to keep them from getting damp in the trenches.”

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