Pieces of History

Overcoat worn by a member of the Women’s Ambulance and Defense Corps. (WADC) during WWII, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Overcoat worn by a member of the Women’s Ambulance and Defense Corps. (WADC) during WWII, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Ornament containing mud from the 1972 flood, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Ornament containing mud from the 1972 flood, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Organ made by Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., 1869, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Organ made by Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., 1869, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Odometer made by New Departure for bicycles, 1885, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Odometer made by New Departure for bicycles, 1885, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Nutcracker made by the Perfection Nutcracker Company, 1879, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Nutcracker made by the Perfection Nutcracker Company, 1879, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Notebook containing notes taken during sewing classes, 1900, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Notebook containing notes taken during sewing classes, 1900, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Nightgown worn by a child, c. 1900, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Nightgown worn by a child, c. 1900, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Necktie sold at Iszard’s, 1935, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Necktie sold at Iszard’s, 1935, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Necklace of pink glass beads and pearls, 1930s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Necklace of pink glass beads and pearls, 1930s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Musket, M1861 used during the Civil War, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Musket, M1861 used during the Civil War, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society