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Museums in Chemung County

Arnot Art Museum

235 Lake St.

Elmira, NY 14901


Housed in a Greek Revival home built in 1833 by John Arnot, Jr., the museum exhibits exceptional regional art and artists and maintains collections of representational art from around the world.

Big Flats Historical Museum

258 Hibbard Rd.

Big Flats, NY 14814


Wide variety of local history artifacts some dating as far back as the Ice Age.

Chemung Valley History Museum

Chemung County Historical Society

415 E. Water St.

Elmira, NY 14901


Focuses on the history of the Chemung River Valley (the Southern Tier of New York State and neighboring northern Pennsylvania). Research library and gift shop. Maintains the Lawrence Chapel. (Churches, Abbeys)

Chemung Valley Farmers Museum

Robert Turner Fairgrounds

Grand Central Ave.

Horseheads, NY 14845


Displays of country life prior to 1940.

Erin Historical Society Museum

Rodburn St. and Rt. 223

Erin, NY 14838


Railroad memorabilia, farming equipment and tool, and other artifacts of rural life from 1800-1930.

Horseheads Historical Society Depot Museum

312 W. Broad St.

Horseheads, NY 14845


Local history items as well as a considerable collection of cartoons and illustrations by political cartoonist and Horseheads native Eugene Zimmerman. Exhibits changed monthly.

National Soaring Museum

Harris Hill

51 Soaring Hill Dr.

Elmira, NY 14903


Largest collection of gliders and sailplanes in the world. Flight simulator. Sailplane rides. Week-long aviation camp for kids.

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center/ National Warplane Museum

17 Aviation Dr.

Horseheads, NY 14845


Military aviation memorabilia and aircraft. Thirty-six aircraft on display, guided tours, aircraft rides.

Science & Discovery Center

17 Aviation Dr.

Horseheads, NY 14845


Try out the only interactive musical kinetic energy machine in the region, experiment with magnetic levitation, and build a catenary arch. Wide variety of programs and exhibits.

Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum

443 Coleman Ave.

Elmia, NY 14903


Natural history displays.

Zimmerman ("Zim") House

601 N. Pine St.

Horseheads, NY 14845


Historic home designed by political cartoonist Eugene Zimmerman (1862-1933). Owned by the Horsehead Historical Society.








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