The Chemung County Historical Society announced that Susan Zehnder has joined the staff as their new Education Director. In this capacity, Ms. Zehnder will oversee all CCHS education and program activities including our flagship K-2 program with the Elmira City School District, and coordinate the society’s popular Ghost Walk series.
Ms. Zehnder comes from the Johnson Museum of Art on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca where she served as Education Assistant, helping lead the museum’s Kids Discover the Trail program connecting the museum to Ithaca City School District Pre K students. Ms. Zehnder trained volunteers, developed museum tours and created hands-on gallery experiences for visitors of all ages, and brings a strong interest in connecting communities to their local museums and resources.
“We are excited to have Susan Zehnder joining our staff. The CCHS has made great strides in our education and programming over the past several years and we look forward to Susan helping us to build upon that strong foundation while also introducing new ideas and programming possibilities,” said CCHS Director Bruce Whitmarsh.