History comes alive through Society’s building projects

NORWICH – The Chenango County Historical Society is currently taking on numerous building projects in pursuit of expanding exhibits to multiple facilities around their Rexford Street perimeter.

As of now, there are four building projects in the works. The prospects are to utilize all available space within the museum’s boundaries for exhibits that educate the community about the county’s historical heritage. Volunteers and donations from throughout Chenango County are helping the Society reach its goals.

“We hope in the future, we’ll develop a campus plan that would feature architecture with a historical purpose,” said Chenango County Historical Society Director Alan Estus.

A research center adjacent to the museum is nearing completion after a year of renovations. With the last of the exterior work and final touches on the building’s interior, the historian’s office and some paper archives could make their way from the museum over to the new center later this year. This past summer, CCHS decorated the entryways with the iron arches that once overlooked the entry of the Maydole Hammer Factory on Mechanic Street.

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