Center for Mark Twain Studies Partners With Chemung Co. Historical Society for Lecture Series

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ELMIRA, NY (08/10/2018) The Center for Mark Twain Studies is partnering with the Chemung County Historical Society to host the 2018 Mark Twain Lecture Series. The series, which begins on Thursday, August 9, features three lectures at the Chemung Valley Museum (415 East Water St., Elmira). The lectures begin at 7:00 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

"The Historical Society is lucky to have a community partner like the Center for Mark Twain Studies," said Kelli Huggins, education coordinator for the Historical Society. "They have been generous to share their unparalleled connections to the best Twain scholars and help us bring them to our audience. There is a big demand locally for programs about Mark Twain and, fortunately, the CMTS staff are so community-minded and collaborative. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the CMTS in the future."

Details for all three lectures are available on the Center for Mark Twain Studies website at

About Chemung County Historical Society

Founded in 1923, the Chemung County Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, and presentation of the history of the Chemung Valley region. First chartered by New York State in 1947, today CCHS operates two cultural repositories, the Chemung Valley History Museum and the Booth Library. We are the largest general history museum in our region. Open year round, CCHS tells the history of Chemung County through interactive exhibits, educational programming and lectures for visitors of all ages.

The Chemung County Historical Society is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.