Do You Know This About Elmira?
ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- How much do really know about the city of Elmira? One local museum wants to shift your mind into drive to boost your knowledge of historical Elmira.
The Chemung Valley History Museum is hitting the road to fuel your knowledge about your city. The Mark Twain Trolley intrigues the local minds from tourists to that historic guru.You may think you know everything about Elmira, but there is always something new to learn.
"I love it when people who have lived here all their lives and say I've lived here all my life and didn't know that. We should understand and know what our history is. Someone smarter than I am said if you don't remember history than you repeat it. Some of it we don't want to repeat," Gary Packard, Assistant Trolley Driver.
The city of Elmira is rich in history, and everyday across the city you could be walking past that history. Many of the buildings you see around the city have historical meaning and do so to this day.
Packard says, "We talk about the county buildings, we also talk about the art museums, city hall, a couple of the churches, and Elmira College. We go to the Mark Twain Study. We talk about the national cemetery where the Civil War soldiers are buried. We see the Civil War prison camp site. We do Maple Avenue, and talk about Dunn Field."
A ride on the Mark Twain Trolley costs $8 for adults and $4 for children under 17.
For more information on the Chemung Valley History Museum and how to reserve your spot on the trolley please click here.