John Jones Museum growing in popularity– in need of volunteers


ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — John Jones holds a rich history in the city of Elmira, and the John Jones Museum serves as a tool to educate others and keep his legacy alive. Over time, it has become nationally recognized thanks to the efforts of local organizations, the city of Elmira, and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Most recently, the museum was designated a historic landmark by the Chemung County Historical Society. It was also recognized by Governor Cuomo for its outstanding Black History Month programs. With this growing success, comes the need for more help.

The museum will be holding a volunteer recruitment meeting Wednesday, September 25 for anyone who has a love for history or wants to learn more about John Jones and his impact on the area. The meeting will be held at Steele Memorial Library at 4:30 p.m.

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