Chenango County Historical Society

45 Rexford St
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 334-9227

Chenango County Historical Society


The mission of the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) is to explore local culture through the preservation and presentation of our regional heritage. First established in 1939, CCHS received an absolute charter in 1956. Unique to our collection are the complete company archives from the world-famous Norwich Pharmacal Company, inventors of Pepto-Bismol and precursor to Procter & Gamble. Other noteworthy industrial objects include artifacts from Borden Dairy Company, Chobani, Golden Artist Colors, Hayes Piano Forte Manufactory, Lyon Iron Works and the Raymond Corporation, and the Maydole Hammer Factory. Paintings among our fine art collection include works by George Cook (of Thornbrook Hall), Tompkins H. Matteson, and Henry Grant Plumb.

Chenango County Historical Society is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Unidentified Picnic Group

Photographs from Lee Brown Coye’s life showing people and scenes around Chenango County, where he spent many years of his youth.

1930 Chenango County Census Takers

Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the history of Norwich and Chenango County.

three young men Leaning Against a Wall

Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the Bellamy Family and their friends in Norwich, NY.

Portrait of Two Siblings Together

Photographs and negatives featuring landscapes and people living in and around Chenango County.